Johannesburg: South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers says he has recovered from surgery for a broken left hand and is in content_cnion for the first Test against Australia next week.
De Villiers will play for provincial team Nashua Titans this weekend and said on Thursday "if I get through this game I will be ready for the first Test match."
De Villiers adds "the specialist was very happy and I'm ready to go."
South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee says De Villiers would not keep wicket for the Titans "as a risk reduction measure."
De Villiers, South Africa's new one-day and Twenty20 captain, missed the limited-overs series against Australia after breaking a bone in his left hand at the Champions League in India in September.