Du Plessis agrees to reproduce all three formats for South Africa
CAPE TOWN: Former captain of South Africa Faf du Plessis He has vowed to play for his country in all three game formats in the 2020/21 season, a boost for a Test team that lacks experience and depth in the batting lineup.
The 35-year-old player resigned from the captaincy in limited formats to Quinton de Kock , and the team will also have a new test pattern for their tour of Antilles , which is still slated to start in late July.
Du Plessis says the lack of cricket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen the Indian Premier League Postponed, it has rekindled his desire to remain in the international arena.
It will be made available for future one-day international series that have not appeared in over 50 format since the 2019 World Cup in England.
I still love to play for him Proteas . I still see myself adding great value, he said in an interview posted by Cricket South Africa Monday.
I am extremely motivated and looking forward to playing in all three formats. This time out of the game he has made sure that hunger is still there for me and that is a great thing for players to really love what you do.
Du Plessis says he will miss the captaincy, but he is enjoying a mentoring role for the new generation of leaders.
I love the captaincy, it is part of who I am. I have captained since I was 13 years old. I still see myself as a leader rather than a player, so I enjoy it more than anything else.
I will always miss him, but I think the time has come to move into a position of growth from other leaders, something I feel is lacking in our system.
I want to make sure I can create some kind of value for that, helping the guys with someone who is there to guide them and, if they wish, have someone they can talk to on the team.
It is a great opportunity for five or six guys to come together and create a leadership group in the Proteas that will drive the culture for the next four or five years.
Du Plessis has won 18 of his 36 tests as captain since assuming the role of AB de Villiers in 2016.