IND vs SA: AB de Villiers ruled out of first three ODIs due to finger injury

Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 12:33 IST | Agencies

South Africa star batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three ODIs of the six-match series against India due to a finger injury

AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers

South Africa star batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the first three ODIs of the six-match series against India due to a finger injury. The 33-year-old sustained the injury to his right index finger during South Africa¿s 63-run defeat against the Virat Kohli-led side in the third and final Test at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

De Villiers will now require at least two-week time to recover fully, with the Cricket South Africa (CSA) medical team hopeful that the batsman would be fit in time to play fourth 'Pink' ODI on February 10.

The national selectors have chosen not to name de Villiers' replacement, Sport24 reported. The six-match ODI series between India and South Africa is slated to be held from Thursday at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.

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