AB de Villiers made comeback against Zimbabwe © Getty Images
AB de Villiers made comeback against Zimbabwe © Getty Images

South Africa are going full-strength against India, bringing back experienced ones like AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn. While both of the cricketers have played in the home series against Zimbabwe, India series will be their ultimate test of form. Talking about de Villiers, du Plessis said the cricketer is fresh after the rest and will be eager to score runs. De Villiers scored a half-century on his comeback against Zimbabwe.

“What’s important with AB is that he is fresh and hungry to score big runs. He has had a good break. He feels mentally strong and he wants to put in big performances, so I think that’s half the battle already. When you have a high-quality player like him, if you get the mental side of things right, he can be a good asset,” Reuters reported du Plessis as saying.

After his comeback knock, de Villiers said about India series, “I don’t know when the next test series against India is, but it’s probably the last time a lot of us play against India and there’s no better way than playing a series in South Africa. We were disappointed the last time we went there and we’ve got a score to settle, so we’re excited for this series.”