South Africa will be desperate for De Villiers to play after India dominated the first three matches. In what could amount to an admission that South Africa are short of strength in depth, the return of De Villiers is the only change to a squad weakened by injuries to regular captain Faf du Plessis and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock.
AB de Villiers is back in SA's ODI squad for the final three #SAvIND ODIs but has not yet been passed fit to play in Saturday's fourth ODI, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.55am: https://t.co/vUBYmll9wW pic.twitter.com/G1JaMKbL35— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) February 9, 2018
South Africa’s batsmen have struggled, particularly against India’s spinners. Du Plessis hit a century in the first game before being injured but JP Duminy, with 51 in the third game in Cape Town, is the only other South African to have made a half-century. Farhaan Behardien, who was added to the squad after Du Plessis was injured, is the only batsman in the group, other than De Villiers, who has not yet played in the series.
AB de Villiers returns to the Proteas squad for the last three ODIs against India.https://t.co/mN907q59nB— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) February 9, 2018