• South Africa: Faf du Plessis named captain of all three formats

    by  • September 12, 2017 • Cricket

    South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis has been appointed as one-day captain ahead of home series against Bangladesh.

    The 33-year-old has taken over the captaincy in all three formats of the game. He comes in as AB de Villiers’ successor ahead of Bangladesh ODI series.

    CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: ‘Congratulations to Faf on his appointment as the natural successor to the ODI leadership.

    ‘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.’

    The first series in charge for Du Plessis will be against Bangladesh at home. The series includes two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is.

    Itinerary

    Sep 28: 1st Test
    Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

    Oct 06: 2nd Test
    Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

    Oct 15: 1st ODI
    Diamond Oval, Kimberley

    Oct 18: 2nd ODI
    Boland Park, Paarl

    Oct 22: 3rd ODI
    Buffalo Park, East London

    Oct 26: 1st T20I
    Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

    Oct 29: 2nd T20I
    Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

    Du Plessis has played 43 Tests, 113 one-day internationals and 36 Twenty20I for the Proteas.

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