[caption id="attachment_767227" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AB-de-Villiers-Getty-Images2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-767227" alt="Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AB-de-Villiers-Getty-Images2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa </a>captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ab-de-villiers/">AB de Villiers</a>, who called time on his international career in May this year, reckons the Proteas their World Cup jinx at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> in England and Wales. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa have never clinched the ICC World Cup trophy, falling out in the semi-final stages on four occasions, including twice during De Villiers World Cup career. <p></p> <p></p>However, after a 2-1 ODI away series win to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> recently, De Villiers feels his side can be hot contenders to lay their hands on the crown next year. <p></p> <p></p>"I think the Proteas are looking good for the World Cup, he told <em>CricketNext</em>. <p></p> <p></p> They have had great series win against Australia, India and England are the other two teams that I feel have a good shot at the title. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa have a potent bowling attack that was on display during the ODI series against Australia with three of the top-four wicket-takers belong to the Proteas. Veteran pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dale-steyn/">Dale Steyn</a> marked a successful return picking up seven wickets in three games. <p></p> <p></p>De Villiers admits that their bowlers can upstage the applecart of any batting attack. However, he urged the batsmen to find form ahead of the 50-over showpiece event. The bowlers look exceptional, but we will be needing in-form batsmen to travel to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>, he said.