India will kick off the series on February 1 at Kingsmead, Durban, with the final match on February 16.
A testimony to the competition between them in One-Day International cricket will be the six-match series beginning February 1.
Fresh from their victory at Johannesburg, South African batsman JP Duminy expects India to provide close contest during the six-match ODI series and improve their modest record here.
India had previously played South Africa in the 50-over format in the African nation for three one-dayers.
According to Cricket South Africa, de Villiers sustained the injury to his right index finger during the third Test match against India and will require up to two weeks to make a full recovery.
Rohit Sharma and Morne Morkel had a contrasting Test series.
"Even though we won the first two Test matches, India competed and that's what you want to see from high profile teams".
"Ideally, we'd like to have a break in between the Test and ODI series and would like to go home during the period before returning for the second leg", Rohit said at the media conference. "But yes, in a few months time, we'll be teammates (with Rohit Sharma at Mumbai Indians) and at that time, obviously it'll be about putting the past in the past and concentrate on winning the IPL".
Both squads have some of the best ODI players in the world, which promises an exciting duel. Yes, at the back of our minds it will always be there. There will be times when we will be put under pressure but as a team we have shown that we can absorb that pressure and we can come back.