After missing out on a large chunk of ODI series against India, AB de Villiers is all set to miss out on the T20I series as well.

The dynamic South African batsman sustained an injury to his left knee before the start of the series opener.

It is expected that the modern maestro will be fit in time for the upcoming Test series against Australia starting on the first week of March at Kingsmead, Durban.

Earlier, De Villiers missed out the majority of the ODI series against India after suffering a finger injury at the 3rd Test match at Jo’Burg. India won the last match of the Test series to end the three-match Test series by a 2-1 scoreline.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers (Credits: BCCI)

In the absence of De Villiers, the onus was on the likes of Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and David Miller to take additional responsibility in the six-match ODI series.

AB scheduled to make a comeback along with Faf du Plessis

After compiling a crucial ton in the series opener at Durban, the South African captain also sustained a finger injury while taking the field. He missed out on the remainder of the six-match ODI series against India and, also the three-match T20I series.

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Furthermore, Faf Du Plessis should acquire fitness before the start of Durban Test along with AB de Villiers. That said, an immediate replacement for Mr. 360 is not named yet for the ongoing T20I series.

Ab de Villiers
AB de Villiers, a major boost for South Africa, admits Sourav Ganguly. Credit: BCCI

De Villiers was expected to take the field at the Wanderers for the series opener. However, JP Duminy surprised one and all when his name wasn’t named in the eleven.


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