Cricket World Cup 2015

Proteas calm fears over AB

2015-02-10 08:08
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas captain AB de Villiers should be ready to face New Zealand in a Cricket World Cup warm-up match in Christchurch on Wednesday.

De Villiers missed Monday's warm-up win over Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval after complaining off a stiff right hip.

However, the Proteas aren't worried that the injury would prove troublesome at the upcoming World Cup.

"AB complained of stiffness in his right hip. Our medical team examined him and the decision was made not to risk him," the Proteas' team spokesperson, Lerato Malekutu told Netwerk24.

"His omission was was merely a precautionary measure to ensure he doesn't suffer any further discomfort."

Malekutu said De Villiers should be ready for Wednesday's warm-up match against New Zealand, also at Hagley Oval.

The Proteas start their World Cup campaign against Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday.

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