Former South Africa participant Jonty Rhodes believes South Africa ought to search for other ways and means to win to the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup which will likely be held in Australia later this 12 months. These feedback have been made at the same time as AB de Villiers has made his intentions clear of making a comeback to the nationwide group. “I think it’s interesting because it’s a tough call. You want your best team to play, it’s also tough on the guys who then miss out. You know AB is a very special player so then do you set a precedent for a guy like AB de Villiers if he is not playing for South Africa, I mean why are you selecting him,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Rhodes as saying.
“I suppose a lot of people watch how he performed at the IPL but just watching him in the Big Bash, he’s such a class player; I’m a big fan of AB de Villiers. I’m just not sure of the precedent. If you want to win a T20 World Cup, you should do anything to win it,” he added.
However, Rhodes additionally added that if de Villiers is certainly added to the South African group, it would upset a few gamers who’ve been doing nicely in the match but must miss out on choice.
“You are not breaking any rules, you are setting a slight precedent and you are going to be upsetting a few players who are going to miss out. But a team without AB de Villiers or a team with AB de Villiers… I’d love to see that guy play,” Rhodes stated.
“Although difficult to answer that because I’m not somebody who is missing out, I’m also not from the administration about setting this kind of precedent, so I don’t have to make that call. It’ll just be great to see AB de Villiers play at a World Cup again for us,” he added.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 will start from October 18 and can conclude on November 15 in Australia.