JP Duminy will be looking to get win with the Proteas in the opening T20. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa have won the toss and elected to bowl in the 1st T20I of a three-match series against India in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Proteas batsman, AB de Villiers, has been ruled out of the KFC T20 International (T20I) series against India due to a left knee injury. 

De Villiers suffered a blow to the knee the day before the fifth One-Day International (ODI) at SuperSport Park last Friday, and has not recovered sufficiently to take part in the current three-match T20I series.

Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee explained: “AB de Villiers will not be able to take part in the T20 International series against India due to a left knee injury. He suffered a blow to the knee while batting ahead of the fifth ODI, and although he passed a fitness test on Friday, the injury worsened significantly throughout the match. The Cricket South Africa medical team has advised he is given a period of rest and rehabilitation to make a full recovery ahead of the four-match series against Australia starting next month.”  

The selectors will not name a replacement.  

African News Agency 

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