AB de Villiers is captaining South Africa in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2015    Getty Images
AB de Villiers has scored 7,459 runs in 179 ODIs Getty Images

Christchurch: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers should be fit and ready to face New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 warm-up fixture at Christchurch on Wednesday.

De Villiers missed the Proteas first warm-up game against Sri Lanka after complaining off a stiff right hip. However, South Africa is not worried that the injury would prove to be a cause for concern at the World Cup, which starts February 14. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

“AB complained of stiffness in his right hip. Our medical team examined him and the decision was made not to risk him. His omission was was merely a precautionary measure to ensure he doesn’t suffer any further discomfort,” Lerato Malekutu, the team’s spokesperson, was quoted as saying by sport24.co.za. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

Malekutu added de Villiers should be ready for Wednesday’s warm-up match. South Africa begin their World Cup campaign against Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

De Villiers has scored 7,459 Runs from 179 One-Day Internationals.