Proteas without injured De Villiers for first three India ODIs

South Africa are without AB de Villiers for the first three one-day internationals against India due to a finger injury.

The explosive batsman hurt his right index finger during the third and final Test against India, which the tourists won by 63 runs in Johannesburg to claim a consolation win in the three-match series.

Cricket South Africa confirmed via a statement that De Villiers will need up to two weeks to make a recovery, meaning he is absent for the opening three of six ODIs taking place between February 1 and 7.

However, he could return for the fourth match at the Wanderers on February 10 and South Africa have opted not to call up a replacement.

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