Finger injury rules de Villiers out of first three ODI's

Finger injury rules de Villiers out of first three ODI's

Finger injury rules de Villiers out of first three ODI's

India will surely be in an advantageous stage following De Villiers' absence. India being the world's No.1 ranked team, you expect nothing less from them.

The first match of the series takes place at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday.

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, AB de Villiers, has been ruled out of the first three Momentum One-Day Internationals (ODI) against India due to a finger injury.

India's bowlers had a terrific run during the Test series that India lost 1-2, and Rohit stressed on the impact they can make in ODIs.

After scoring 211 runs at an average of 35.16 during the recently concluded 3-match Test series, de Villiers picked up a finger injury in the final Test at the Wanderers.

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Following India's defeat in the Test series, there has been a lot of buzz and excitement ahead of the ODI series, something the Indians will be keen on stamping their authority on.

India play six ODIs followed by three T20s and it is only by February end that they get to return home. South African all-rounder JP Duminy certainly feels that way.

"I think the pitches are going to be more batting-friendly‚" Duminy said. I don't think we will see anything different, ' said Duminy.

"Guys will want to understand their roles‚ understand the game‚ understand how we want to play and the brand of cricket we want to play". "But right now, you know you're going to be competitive, you want to win and you want to put big performances against the opposition." he told according to PTI. Every batsman who will be taking part in this ODI series will have a huge role to play. We can not think too far ahead, but it's important to do a lot of things right.

At the same time, the Men in Blue will be intent on winning their first-ever bilateral ODI series on the South African soil. "I believe it will be a great way to start the series thinking about the 2019 World Cup", says Rohit Sharma.

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