Faf du Plessis will continue to lead the South African test team on his India tour from September to October, but Cricket South Africa has not ruled out a new captain with white balls.
Du Plessis’ tenure failed when CSA considered a temporary captain to head the Indian travel company following a massive restructuring of management, with head coach Ottis Gibson and the rest of his staff resigning.
Corrie van Zyl, Deputy Cricket Director of CSA, however, confirmed that Plessis’ place as captain of the Red Ball team is now secured. “Faf will be the captain of the test team, and then we’ll talk about the white ball’s strategy until 2023 and how that will affect decision-making,” van Zyl said Tuesday, August 6.
“It is important to look forward to the year 2023. We need a strategy for the year 2023, so we will examine how we approach it in terms of the captain’s appointment.” We have a selection interview in the next one and a half days, to confirm this. ” , “
As for Plessis, he was glad that he could continue his role for the moment, but was worried and calculating about his long-term future as a player and leader. “I’m 35, I’ll probably have another two or three years, hopefully more, you can not plan something like that, you have to try to plan what each year looks like – and those are the talks with CSA,” she told Plessis the CSA award ceremony, where he was named Men’s Cricket Player of the Year. “What does the first year look like? The second year? And if there is a third year, what does it look like?
“Although I was disappointed after the World Cup, it is still something special to play for this team, and I did not think about quitting but about what next year will be in terms of all three formats, it’s a lot.” As you get older, you have to look at other tournaments. That is the balancing act that would have to happen. “
South Africa visits India for three T20Is, followed by as many tests. The first T20I will take place on 15 September in Dharamsala. The Van Zyl-led interim selection committee will discuss the team for the tour this week.