Proteas

AB faces first net session in 5 months!

2016-12-06 19:58
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas captain AB de Villiers is back and has had his first net session since undergoing elbow surgery.

De Villiers on Tuesday tweeted that he was excited and nervous to attend his first net session in what has been months, saying: "Testing out the elbow today. First net session in a long time! Excited and nervous at the same time".

The star Proteas batsman played his last match for South Africa in their tri-series loss to the West Indies in June, which means he hasn't had a proper net session in nearly five months...

De Villiers has been absent since the New Zealand Test series in August, where he required surgery on his elbow after the injury flared up during his stint for the Barbados Tridents at the Caribbean Premier League in July.

De Villiers has spent his time off promoting his new autobiography, caddying and tweeting his ongoing support for the Proteas in their historic Test series victory over Australia in November.

His recovery is taking shape, and it was reported on Monday that he would be available for the Titans' final two group matches in this year's T20 Challenge.

The Titans host the Lions at Centurion on Wednesday before traveling to East London for a date with the Warriors on Sunday.

De Villiers is expected to play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth and likely to resume the captaincy duties, taking over from Faf du Plessis.

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