Captain AB de Villiers’ form in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been a cause of concern for South Africa. The right-handed batsman in his two outings has managed to score only four runs, including a golden duck against Pakistan. Despite his poor form middle-order batsman David Miller has backed his captain to come good in a must-win match against India.
“It is tough (when AB doesn’t perform). He is the best player in the world, so it’s nice when he does perform, and that’s 95% of the time. I haven’t seen him go out for a nought too many times in his career. He is human at the end of the day, and there are enough good batters in the team to contribute as well. I don’t think it’s a huge problem at all,” the 27-year-old batsman was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
“We’ve done well over the last two-and-a-half years, and all the batters that we have can do the job. AB, unfortunately, didn’t come off but he is definitely due on Sunday,” he added. Also Read- Champions Trophy 2017: AB de Villiers doubtful for India match, will have to pass fitness test
Not just Miller but South African coach Russell Domingo also expects a good performance from ABD.
“I have no concerns about AB de Villiers. I’m expecting him to put in a big performance on Sunday. He’s that type of player that when the team needs him, he’ll turn it up on Sunday. I’m sure about that,” Russell said.