South African batting star AB de Villiers absence from Test cricket will extend until late this year after he told journalists on Wednesday that he will miss the series against England and Bangladesh. He had already announced at a one-day series launch on Tuesday that he had decided not to make himself available for a Test series in New Zealand in March. De Villiers did not take questions on Tuesday but held a press conference on Wednesday where he said his absence from Test cricket would extend to a four-Test series in England during the South African winter as well as two matches against Bangladesh in September and October, reported AFP.