Cape Town: South Africa’s veteran batsman Ab De Villiers has been recalled to the squad for fourth one day international against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday.
Ab missed the first three matches because of a finger injury suffered in the third Test against the same opponents last month.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.
Proteas have got harsh treatment by Indian team on their home grounds as they lost 3 ODI’s.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.
South African squad for 4rth ODI:
Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo.