South Africa Announces Squad For Rest 3 ODIs


AB de Villiers returned to the South African squad for the remaining three ODIs against India. He was out of the team for the first three ODIs against India on account of injury to his finger.


The return of this hitter seems the good news for the Proteas who were thrashed by the visitors in the previous three one-dayers.

Klaseen is considered for the place of wicket-keeper in the absence of Quinton de Kock. Aiden Markram will lead the team as Faf du Plessis will be out of the team for the rest of the series due to injuries.

AB de Villiers will enter the team after he clears the ongoing fitness and performance tests and is ready to encounter the visitors who changed the picture of the game in the past three one-dayers.

After consequent defeats in the two tests, Team India changed the face of the game by their mesmerizing performance with the bat and the ball. They did great in registering a hat-trick victory in the series on the South African soil.

The fourth one-dayer is to be held at Johannesburg on 10th February in New Wanderers Stadium. The rest of the matches will be held at the Centurion and Port Elizabeth. After this series, the South Africans have to play a three T20I series against the visitors.

The entry of AB de Villiers is a massive boost for the team, said JP Duminy to the press speaking about the return of De Villiers.

As the captain Faf Du Plessis was out of the team, Aiden Markram stood as the most inexperienced captain to lead a strong international team. This 23-year old player is the second youngest captain of South Africa.

Graeme Smith holds the record of being the youngest captain of the team for team South Africa for attaining captaincy at the age of 22years and 77 days. He led the team in 23 ODIs and Markram led the team for just three one-dayers as he stepped into the shoes of Du Plessis.

Team composition of South Africa for the rest of the series

Aiden Markram(captain), Ab de Villiers, Heinrich Klaassen(wicket-keeper), Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy,  Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Farhaan Behardien, and Khaye Zondo