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, February 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.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114