De Villiers Sidelined for Opening ODI's against India

Batsman faces bowler in front of packed cordon

AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three Momentum One-Day Internationals against India due to a finger injury.


De Villiers sustained the injury to his right index finger during the third Sunfoil 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, February 10th. The selectors have opted not to name a replacement.

The first match of the series takes place at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday at 13h00. Tickets for the match are sold out.

Proteas ODI squad: Faf du Plessis (Multiply Titans, capt), Hashim Amla (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (Multiply Titans), JP Duminy (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans), David Miller (VKB Knights), Morne Morkel (Multiply Titans), Chris Morris (Multiply Titans), Lungisani Ngidi (Multiply Titans), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Kagiso Rabada (bizhub Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans), Khayelihle Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

FIXTURES
  • February 1:         D/N @ 13h00     1st Momentum ODI, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
  • February 4:         Day @ 10h00      2nd Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • February 7:         D/N @ 13h00     3rd Momentum ODI, PPC Newlands, Cape Town
  • February 10:       D/N @ 13h00     4th Momentum ODI, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg
  • February 13:       D/N @ 13h00     5th Momentum ODI, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
  • February 16:       D/N @ 13h00     6th Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion