AB de Villiers to play in this new format of cricket

It has been quite often noted that the South African star batsman AB de Villiers inflates the rate of tempo in the shortest format of the game. He is known to give goosebumps to the fans when he is on the pitch with blistering sixes.

De Villiers, who is flexible enough to play all kinds of shots with varied angles, is a hot prospect for any side.


He represents T20 teams in domestic tournaments across the globe and might now play in the recently launched T10 Cricket League (TCL), scheduled to take place from December 14 to 17.

The organisers of the newly launched league are in talks with the South African middle-order batsman and other big names in world cricket.

AB de Villiers South Africa


“Eager to sign up a few modern-day superstars, the board member added that they are trying to get AB de Villiers for the league. There will be a gap between the TCL and Big Bash, so even Aussie players might be available to participate,” Parvez Khan, one of the board members of the T10 Cricket League, told Sportstarlive.

The tournament was initially scheduled to be staged from December 21 to 24. However, the dates were clashing with the Big Bash League and Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand, which could have led to big players missing out on participating in the tournament.

“The dates were clashing with the Big Bash League (BBL) and also with Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand. So, their players would not have been available. That’s why we thought of changing it. PCB suggested to look into the possibility of shifting the dates. This will help us have a better player pool,” the board member added.

The T10 league will also feature veterans like Kumara Sangakkara, Shahid Afridi, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.

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