India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers returns to Proteas squad for remaining ODIs

AB de Villiers has been added to South Africa's squad for the remaining matches, but a call on his availability for the fourth match will only be taken after he is assessed at Friday's practice.

PTI, Feb,08 2018

Johannesburg: Star batsman AB de Villiers returned to South Africa's squad for the remaining three one- day internationals against India, giving a boost to the beleaguered hosts who have lost all their matches so far.

File image of AB de Villiers. AP

File image of AB de Villiers. AP

De Villiers has been added to South Africa's squad for the remaining matches, but a call on his availability for the fourth match, to be held at the Wanderers on Saturday, will only be taken after he is assessed at Friday's practice.

De Villiers missed the first three games of the six-match series with a finger injury he sustained during the Wanderers Test.

His inclusion was the only change to the existing squad.

"Having AB back is going to be a massive boost.

He will bring confidence to the team and his leadership within the group will add a lot of value as well," JP Duminy had said after South Africa lost the third ODI at Newlands by 124 runs.

The free-scoring de Villiers had bruised an index finger attempting to take a catch in the 63-run defeat in the third Test against the tourists.

De Villiers has scored 9,515 runs in 225 ODIs at an average of more than 54 and a strike rate of 101.

He holds the record for the fastest century in the format, reaching the milestone off only 31 balls against the West Indies in 2015.

Squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen.

Published Date: Feb 08, 2018 | Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018




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1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
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1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
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1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 New Zealand 2807 122
3 India 3385 121
4 Australia 2173 121
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112