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Do the IPL and then be available: Boucher set date for De Villiers to return
Mark Boucher, right from the time he took the charge, has hinted about the return of South Africa’s “free agents”- AB Devilliers, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir.
Boucher now has recently announced the deadline for the players to make themselves available for the selection.
“The big one is the IPL so we decided to let those guys – the free agents if you want to call them that – do the IPL and then afterwards make themselves available,” cricket.com.au quoted Boucher as saying.
“We’ve still got quite a few games (before the World Cup). From the first of June, which is the Sri Lanka tour, those guys need to make themselves available. Whether we select them is another story. But they need to make themselves available if they want to put their hands up for a World Cup spot,” he added.
De Villiers himself revealed that he was willing to make a comeback in order to make the cut for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup.
“I would love to. I’ve been talking to ‘Bouch’ (new South Africa coach Mark Boucher), (new director of cricket) Graeme Smith and (captain) Faf (du Plessis) back home, we’re all keen to make it happen,” cricket.com.au had quoted De Villiers as saying.
“So I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping that everything will work out,” he added.
Men’s World Cup will begin from October 18 and will conclude on November 15 in Australia.