One of contemporary cricket's greatest batters, De Villiers had retired from all forms of the game in November last year, putting an end to his glorious 17-year career in the top-flight.
India's greatest white-ball skipper and Chennai Super Kings talisman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is his team's second retention behind all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja
The 37-year-old versatile cricketer's decision has effectively ended his association with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bangar comes with vast experience having served as the batting coach of the Indian men's senior team for five years from 2014 when Ravi Shastri took over as team director.
Kohli had said before the start of the UAE leg of the IPL that he would be stepping down as RCB captain at the end of the season.
Kohli had announced that he would step down as RCB skipper after the end of the 14th edition of the lucrative league.
He stressed that Kohli, who has decided to step down as India T20 captain after the upcoming World Cup and RCB skipper post the ongoing IPL, remains a 'leader'.
A fuming Glenn Maxwell slammed the online trolls, calling them "garbage" and "absolutely disgusting", even as Dan Christian requested that his partner be kept out of it.
Tried to create culture for youngsters, have given my best, says Kohli as he bids goodbye to RCB captaincy
Kohli finished with below-par 66 wins to 70 defeats in 140 games as RCB skipper, something that will certainly be a blot in his chequered career.
Narine's impactful knock of 26 runs off 15 balls after Shubhman Gill (29) and Venkatesh Iyer (26) provided a good start to KKR.
Spinner Sunil Narine rocked the RCB batting order with a four-wicket haul while Lockie Ferguson dismissed two batsmen.
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Both the teams are unchanged from their previous matches.
Hasaranga and Chameera were roped in as replacement players for Australians Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams by the franchise ahead of the second leg of the ongoing season.
The 28-year-old reserved his best for the last group game against Delhi Capitals, scoring an unbeaten 78, including a match-winning last ball six.
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RCB finished at the third spot and Virat Kohli's team will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator on Monday.