During RCB's first match of the new IPL campaign against SRH on Monday, de Villiers connected his bat with the ball with ease and gave his team a much needed boost.
England vs Australia: Dawid Malan plays down comparison with Virat Kohli, feels he's not 'anywhere near' him
Although Malan’s numbers have been improving, his average is still not at India skipper’s level as Kohli averages at 50.8 and is also the highest run scorer currently in T20 internationals with 2,794 runs in 76 innings.
Ajinkya Rahane hopeful about ODI comeback; says he should have been India's No 4 batsman at 2019 World Cup
Although he wished to be a part of the Indian team, Rahane admitted that he does not think about it much now.
Firstpost Masterclass: Balance, footwork, mindset, and more, Aakash Chopra explains the technique of batting
Head position? Batting stance? Footwork? Dealing with bouncers? Former India batsman Aakash Chopra explains all this and more in this Firstpost Masterclass on batting.
Climate change, rising popularity of T20s threaten Test cricket, says former Australia skipper Ian Chappell
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes Test cricket is threatened not just by the rising popularity of T20s but also climate change, something that the boards around the globe need to pay serious attention.
Between India's bravado and the eventual ambush, the batsmen discovered that the tools they had brought to the battle were dodgy at best and ineffective at worst.
The intent and aggression the Indian skipper exhibits complements the maturity and composure of Pujara perfectly, something that should hold India in good stead in South Africa.
South Africa vs Bangladesh 2017: 'Killer' David Miller smashes himself into rich form with record-breaking ton
It was a moment to behold when Miller scored the fastest century in T20I history on Sunday against a hapless Bangladeshi side at Potchefstroom
Kohli’s runs tally stands at an astounding 1,387 in 26 matches at an average of 77.06 including six hundreds. Rohit isn't far behind — with five hundreds — although he has played in eight fewer matches than his skipper.
While analysts will pore into the reasons for the sudden fall in standards in New Zealand’s cricket, what was most baffling was their skipper Kane Williamson choosing to bat first
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Lack of Misbah and Younis-style grafters plays right into Herath and Co's hands
It will invariably take time for the young Pakistan batsmen to settle into their roles and losing players of the calibre of Misbah and Younis will affect any team
With so much of experimentation being done, India should not shy away from trying MS Dhoni out at No 5 as it will be in the best interests of the team.
India vs Australia: It's not just Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, hosts' entire batting lineup oozes maturity
The young batsmen entering the Indian dressing room via one door seem to go out onto the field through the other rejuvenated with a dose of maturity and discipline
Test cricket is not about over-the-top aggression. It is more about controlled aggression. And KL Rahul needs to learn that quickly in the same manner that Virender Sehwag did.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli got most things right, including his batting, on return to Galle after 2015 disaster
In 2015, Virat Kohli captained India to a shattering loss at the same venue. Now in 2017, Kohli came back as the leader of the top-ranked Test side in the world, seeking redemption
India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors' tailenders come of age as Hardik Pandya and Co's knocks demoralise hosts
For years, Indian teams have been trying to get their tailenders to contribute with the bat, but with little success
From October, umpires will be given more powers to punish poor behaviour, starting with official warnings through to temporary or permanent dismissal from the field.
England will suffer a series whitewash against India unless their batting improves dramatically from the first test win over Bangladesh, former captain Michael Vaughan has said.
Kohli vs Root vs Smith vs Williamson: Whoever masters mind games will end up as the best, says Ponting
Virat Kohli has got stiff competition from his peers in international cricket and whoever out of them "masters the mind" best will end up having a better career, feels Australian great Ricky Ponting.