Fit again A B de Villiers on track to play first Proteas-Australia Test

Cape Town (S. Africa), Nov.4: South African vice-captain AB de Villiers is on track to play in the first Test against Australia next week after receiving a medical clearance.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the star batsman was passed fit to resume playing after his doctor determined on Thursday that he had made a satisfactory recovery from surgery on a fractured left hand.

He will play in a domestic one-day cup game on Sunday and, provided things go well there, de Villiers is likely to take his place for the Proteas in the first Test in Cape Town starting on Wednesday.

However, as a precaution, de Villiers won’t keep wickets in the one-day fixture, nor will he keep in the Test with Mark Boucher in the squad.

The 27-year-old de Villiers was sorely missed by South Africa in the drawn Twenty20 series and losing ODI campaign. (ANI)