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JOHANNESBURG – AB de Villiers will captain South Africa in a five match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, starting in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.


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Batting star De Villiers, who has recovered from an elbow injury which prevented him from playing for six months, regains the captaincy after Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a 5-0 clean sweep in a one-day series against Australia last October.

Du Plessis has subsequently been named South African long-term Test captain. De Villiers will make his international comeback in the third and final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Cape Town on Wednesday before resuming his one-day international career.

Also back in the one-day squad after a long injury lay-off is all-rounder Chris Morris. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is the only newcomer to one-day internationals after taking six wickets in the first two Twenty20 internationals.-Online