India will face South Africa in a highly anticipated six-match ODI series starting from February 1st at Kingsmead Durban.
After losing the test series, team India will be looking to upstage the home team in the ODI format. The shoe is on the other foot this time around, as India is the number two side with South Africa being the number one side in ODI cricket.
Kohli and men will be hoping to avenge their test series loss with a dominant performance in the upcoming series.
They will no doubt take heart from their win in the final test match, as India will surely believe that they can beat the South Africans on their home turf.
The Men in Blue will now be boosted with the news of AB de Villiers being ruled out of the first three ODIs against India.
This is the official statement from CSA,
“De Villiers sustained the injury to his right index finger during the third Test against India and will require up to two weeks to make a full recovery,” CSA said in a media release.
“The CSA medical team is hopeful De Villiers will recover in time for the fourth ‘Pink’ ODI at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday, February 10th . The selectors have opted not to name a replacement,” the release added.
AB was brilliant for his team in the recently concluded test series, as he took the game away from India at crucial moments in the first two test matches.
After missing a lot of cricket over the last year, AB’s setback will no doubt be a blow to the attacking batsman. Widely considered as one of the best batsmen of his generation, AB is hoping to have one final crack at the World Cup next year before calling time on his magnificent career.
One of the most loved cricketers of all time, AB’s absence will come as huge boost to team India as they look to win this series and reaffirm their status as one of the best sides in world cricket right now.
Thursday cannot come soon enough for cricket fans can it?