AB de Villiers ruled out of T20 series

South Africa suffered a big blow as AB de Villiers was ruled out of the T20 series after suffering a blow to his left knee ahead of the sixth one-day international in Centurion on Friday.

With de Villiers missing out, South Africa brought in youngsters Heinrich Klaasen and Carl Junior Dala into the side.   -  Getty Images

South Africa suffered a big blow as AB de Villiers was ruled out of the T20 series after suffering a blow to his left knee ahead of the sixth one-day international in Centurion on Friday.

Team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said that although De Villiers was passed fit, the injury worsened during the match.

“There is no AB de Villiers, he hurt his knee in the last ODI. (There are) quite a lot of new faces today. In terms of debuts we have Klaasen and Dala. It’s time for a refresh button after the dismal ODI series,” South Africa captain Jean Paul Duminy said on Sunday.

With de Villiers missing out, South Africa brought in youngsters Heinrich Klaasen and Carl Junior Dala into the side.

India also suffered an injury blow, with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav missing because of a thumb problem suffered in Centurion when India completed a 5-1 series win.

With inputs from AFP