AB de Villiers to miss ODI against Ireland – AB de Villers the captain of South Africa for One Day International(ODI) will not be seen in the ODI against Ireland. The off-momentum ODI match to happen on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benon. Unfortunately, AB de Villiers will not be able to make it for the same. In August Devillers suffered elbow injury which is still not fully recovered. Therefore he has received an extension period to be fit and for his injury to recover. He will also have to pass the fitness test to appear in the series against Australia. The 32-year-old batsman mentioned about the unbearable pain last week itself.
AB de Villiers to miss ODI against Ireland
AB de Villiers to miss ODI against Ireland
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained further about the decision “ AB has been on a rigorous rehabilitation and treatment plan for the last six weeks but is still complaining of pain in the elbow region. We consulted with a specialist, who advised extensive rehab and injected the elbow with cortisone, however, the CSA medical committee has recommended a few more days of rehab to allow the elbow to improve. He will undergo treatment this week with our physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson, and a final call on his availability for the first ODI against Australia will be subject to him passing a fitness test. While surgery remains the last option, we hope that the extra time will allow the injury to respond to treatment.”

AB de Villiers recently could not enjoy the 1-0 win against New Zealand in the Sunfoil Test Series. Since his debut, this is the first test match he has missed due to his injury after the same in the year 2004.

In the match against Ireland Faf du Plessis would be seen as the captain. Moreover, a substitute to Devillers will be Rilee Rossouw who has been newly added to the squad.

South Africa set to showcase against Ireland with their squad to include Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw.