AB de Villiers, who retired from international cricket in May this year, for the first played a game of cricket. And it was a solid start for the former South African captain post-retirement. De Villiers, who has decided to continue playing T20 leagues around the world, will be seen in action in South Africa’s T20 tournament Mzansi Super League. The right-handed batsman is preparing for the MSL T20 2018 and in a practice match, he smashed 93 of just 31 balls. AB de Villiers to Come Out of a Retirement to Play in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?
ABD’s knock helped Tshwane Spartans set a target of 218 runs for the Jozi Stars. The match was a closely fought one and in a high scoring thriller, Spartans emerged victorious by just five runs. Interestingly, de Villiers will captain the Tshwane Spartans in the MSL T20 2018 which is scheduled to begin from November 16 onwards.
A total of six teams namely, Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks, Mzansi Super League, and Tshwane Spartans will fight to out for the title in the inaugural edition of the league. AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle Among List of Top 5 BPL Players to Watch Out For!
A thrilling warm up match between @StarsJozi and @SpartansMSLT20 saw both sides score over 200 runs! We got to catch up with some of the players on the sidelines. Take a look! #MSLT20 pic.twitter.com/I6W6EAjgsu
— Mzansi Super League 🔥 🇿🇦 🏏 (@MSL_T20) November 14, 2018
The tournament kicks-off with Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans. The league will feature 32 matches including the final which will be played on 16 December 2018. Meanwhile, after the MSL T20, De Villiers will be seen in action in Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19 (BPL) and Pakistan Super League 2019 (PSL T20)