AB de Villiers ready for Zimbabwe and Indians

Updated: Dec 25, 2017, 12:12 IST | AFP

South Africa's batting icon AB de Villiers says his near two-year Test break has enabled him to prepare thoroughly for his comeback in a one-off day-night Test against Zimbabwe, starting tomorrow

South Africa's batting icon AB de Villiers says his near two-year Test break has enabled him to prepare thoroughly for his comeback in a one-off day-night Test against Zimbabwe, starting tomorrow. "I've had a great pre-season, which I haven't had for 13 years," he said in an interview with South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper.

AB De Villiers
AB de Villiers

The big challenge for De Villiers and his teammates, though, is what happens after the four-day clash against Zimbabwe - a three-Test tour by number one team India, starting in Cape Town on January 5. "I'm very excited that they are going to be touring in South Africa. I haven't played against India for a while now, so it's going to be a really good series," said De Villiers.

India will be led by his IPL teammate Virat Kohli. "I'd say Virat is one of the best captains at the moment, the most improved — there's a big change from when I first saw him captaining to now." De Villiers was the captain when he last played Test cricket, against England in January 2016. Since then he's battled injury, taken a break from Tests.

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