South Africa receive AB de Villiers boost

AB de Villiers missed the first three games of the series
AB de Villiers missed the first three games of the series
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South Africa's chances of saving the One-Day International series against India has received a boost with ace batsman AB de Villiers returning to the squad for the final three games.

The 33-year-old sustained a finger injury during the final Test against India in Johannesburg that forced him to miss the first three ODIs and his absence was felt by the Proteas as they failed to compete against the Indian spinners and are currently trailing by 0-3.

South Africa are already without Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the series which saw the likes of Khaya Zondo and Heinrich Klaasen get a chance.

The squad also possess Farhaan Behardien, who was added to the squad ahead of the second game in Centurion as a replacement for du Plessis.

The final three games will be played in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Centurion on 10th, 13th and 16th February with India currently having a 0-3 unassailable lead.

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

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