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12:44 PM, February 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:53 PM, February 17, 2020

AB must prove himself to earn WC spot: Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher has said that AB de Villiers will be considered for the upcoming T20 World Cup, if he can prove himself to be the best man for the job.

"He's (de Villiers) a discussion in the media and in the public but he is no discussion for me. I have had chats with him and we will probably know pretty soon what's going to happen with him," Boucher said after South Africa's 1-2 defeat to England in the just-concluded three-match T20 series at home.

"Like I said from day one when I took over, if we are going to a World Cup, I would like to have our best players there.

"If AB is in good form and he is raring to go and he makes himself available for the time we have asked him to be available; if he is the best man for the job, then he must go," he added.

Boucher said "ego" would not come in the way of taking de Villiers back, whose previous request for a comeback before last year's ODI World Cup was turned down by the then team management and the national selectors.

It's not about egos or anything like that, it's about sending your best team to the World Cup to try and win that competition."

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