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Faf du Plessis to captain South Africa in all three formats

Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s captain in T20Is and Tests, will lead the team in ODIs as well in place of AB de Villiers

cricket Updated: Sep 11, 2017 23:50 IST
Reuters, Cape Town
Faf du Plessis,South Africa cricket team,AB de Villiers
Faf du Plessis will lead the South African cricket team in all three formats of the game.(Reuters)

Faf du Plessis was appointed South Africa’s One Day International captain on Monday in place of AB de Villiers, giving him the top job in all three formats of the game.

The 33-year-old was first the captain of South Africa’s Twenty20 team and stepped up to replace De Villiers as Test skipper in December. He has played 43 Tests, 113 ODIs and 36 T20 internationals for his country.

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“He has established himself as one of the best leaders in world cricket and this was reflected in his appointment as the captain for the World XI currently engaged in the T20 Series against Pakistan,” said a statement from Cricket South Africa’s chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat.

Du Plessis’ first series in charge of the ODI squad will be at home against Bangladesh next month.

De Villiers stood down as ODI captain last month after a six-year spell but remains available for selection.

First Published: Sep 11, 2017 23:48 IST