Blow for Proteas as knee injury rules AB out of T20I series

2018-02-18 14:56
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas batsman, AB de Villiers, has been ruled out of the T20 International (T20I) series against India due to a left knee injury.

De Villiers suffered a blow to the knee the day before the sixth One-Day International (ODI) at SuperSport Park last Friday, and has not recovered sufficiently to take part in the current three-match series.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: “AB de Villiers will not be able to take part in the T20 International series against India due to a left knee injury. He suffered a blow to the knee while batting ahead of the fifth ODI, and although he passed a fitness test on Friday, the injury worsened significantly throughout the match. The Cricket South Africa medical team has advised he is given a period of rest and rehabilitation to make a full recovery ahead of the four-match series against Australia starting next month.” 

The selectors will not name a replacement.

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