South African player Faf du Plessis has been chosen as captain of team for one-day international matches. This decision has made him South Africa’s head in all three formats.
In August, AB De Villiers quit from the position of captain. After this decision, the Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors selected Du Plessis’ as the new captain of team.
On Monday, Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors took decision after the suggestion of the national selection panel.
“Congratulations to Faf on his appointment as the natural successor to the ODI leadership,” CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat affirmed. “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.” he said.
As per the reports, Du Plessis reached to Pakistan on Monday and will head the World XI team in the initial T20 game of the Independence Cup that will be held in Lahore. The tournament will get start on Tuesday while ODI series against Bangladesh will take place in October.
South Africa clinched 59 of their 103 matches under the AB de Villiers’ captaincy.