India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers set to miss first three ODIs due to injured finger

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three matches of their six-ODI series against India owing to an injured right index finger.

PTI, January 30, 2018

Durban: Senior South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three matches of their six-ODI series against India owing to an injured right index finger.

File image of AB de Villiers. AP

File image of AB de Villiers. AP

The six-match series starts on 1 February followed by matches at Centurion (4 February 4) and Cape Town (7 February).

According to Cricket South Africa website, De Villiers sustained the injury to his right index finger during the third Test match against India and will require up to two weeks to make a full recovery.

"The CSA medical team is hopeful De Villiers will recover in time for the fourth Pink ODI at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday, 10 February.

The selectors have opted not to name a replacement," the CSA quoted in a media release uploaded on its website.

He is expected to be fit for the fourth match, the pink ODI at the Wanderers, for which he is one of the ambassadors.

Updated Date: Jan 30, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
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2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
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3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
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