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AB de Villiers injured, out of CLT20

AB de Villiers injured, out of CLT20

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman and wicketkeeper AB de Villiers will miss the rest of the Champions League T20 after injuring his hand during a training session at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

The South African sustained a fracture to the middle finger on his left hand during a fielding drill and the injury was deemed serious enough by RCB physio Evan Speechly for de Villiers to return home.

Upon his return to South Africa, de Villiers will meet Cricket South Africa's panel of hand specialists to further assess his injury according to SA's team manager Mohammad Moosajee.

RCB will miss the invaluable right handed batsman who had been keeping wickets so that the team could play an extra batsman in their XI. Tillakaratne Dilshan or Ranji cricketer Arun Karthik may step into his shoes as RCB's keeper for the remainder of the tournament.

RCB lost their first game of the tournament against the SA side Warriors in a thriller but have three more games against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Somerset and the South Australian Redbacks to make it to the next round.

AB de Villiers faces the risk of missing the initial fixtures of SA's home series against Australia, the series in which he was to take over from Graeme Smith as the side's captain in the limited overs format of the game.

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great guy out of clt20
mohamedfasiahmed on 02 Oct 2011, 08:23 PM
great disappointing news
krishnasa1 on 01 Oct 2011, 08:08 AM
big blow for us, but this opportunity will be used by dilshan
lucky4rcb on 30 Sep 2011, 04:38 AM
its big blow for rcb. But nothing to worry they can still beat KKR today.watch it live on www.ipltime.com
sach434 on 29 Sep 2011, 10:46 PM
Big blow for RCB. Get well soon AB RCB best of luck for todays match
Ollie on 29 Sep 2011, 10:36 PM
can't believe it....AB DE VILLIERS...O GOD!
anukohli on 29 Sep 2011, 10:29 PM
missed him
ROYIKINGS on 29 Sep 2011, 09:27 PM
oh its been like a catastrophe....cannot replace a mercurial player like AB
Dmj on 29 Sep 2011, 07:47 PM
big blow for rcb..
appurit on 29 Sep 2011, 06:50 PM
Raja123 on 29 Sep 2011, 06:09 PM
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