South Africa has always managed to produce some quality cricketers over the years. When former Proteas skipper, AB de Villiers retired from all forms of the game, the cricketing fraternity was shocked as a player of his quality isn’t easy to replace. However, it seems their has been a solution in the form of Dewald Brevis, who has made an impact ever since he came to the limelight. The young cricketer is popularly known as “Baby ABD” because of his ability to play a fearless brand of cricket, quite similar to that of AB de Villiers.
Currently, Dewald Brevis is plying his trade for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He has showcased great signs of aggression and potential so far. The U19 World Cup sensation impressed one and all when he became teh highest run-getter in the U1-9 World Cup earlier this year. the cricket fraternity quite well. The five-time IPL champions acquired his services of INR 3 crores at the mega auction in Bengaluru.
Having already impressed the cricket fraternity, there is literally no doubt that the South African cricket selectors would rope him for the upcoming T20I series against Team India.
The T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held later this year in October-November in Australia. Meanwhile, international teams are actively playing T20s in order to get ready for the marquee event. South Africa is one of the teams that is yet to win a T20 World Cup. When it comes to ICC events, they haven’t been a team that has produced masterful performances.
Meanwhile, as per the reports, Dewald Brevis is likely to be a part of Proteas’ squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He has been quite impressive in the IPL. Notably, he scored 29 off 19 in his first IPL outing against KKR. After that, he scored 49 off 25 balls against PBKS. He also scored 31 off 13 balls against Lucknow Super Giants.
“I think I was born with a passion to play cricket and a love for the game, and I really want to make a difference with cricket. In my era growing up everyone knows AB de Villiers, he’s been such a role model for me from a very young age,” he told the ICC.