AB de Villiers © Getty Images
AB de Villiers was operated on his left hand two weeks ago © Getty Images

 

Jan 24, 2014

 

South Africa‘s wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers is racing to be fit in time for the Test series against Australia at home in February after undergoing a surgery on his left hand. De Villiers though is confident that he will be ready before the start of the first Test on February 12.

 

”It’s still swollen because it was done not so long ago. I still need time away from the game, unfortunately. I’m going through rehab at the moment and it’s quite painful,” De villiers was quoted as saying to a South African news channel by Sydney Morning Herald.

 

Due to the surgery, De Villiers will miss ut on match practice which includes the domestic Twenty20 tournament as well.

 

The wicketkeper-batsman who topped the ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen is looking forward to play against the formidable Australian line-up known for its blistering pace attack led by Mitchell Johnson.

 

‘I’m looking forward to a massive series against Australia. They’re playing really good cricket, but there’s no reason for us to stand back. We beat them the last time we played, but it’s been a while since we beat them in South Africa,” De Villiers said.