Centurion, Feb. 17 -- : As AB de Villiers celebrates his 36th birthday today, his chances of playing in the T20 World Cup later this year have received a massive boost as South Africa coach Mark Boucher has vouched for his return.

Boucher's remarks came after the conclusion of the third and final T20I against England, which the team lost by five wickets.

"He's 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. 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," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Boucher as saying.

"If AB is in good form and he is raring to go and ...