Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday re-appointed Faf du Plessis as captain of the Proteas squad for the KFC T20 International Series against Pakistan next month. AB de Villiers has requested to stand down from this role. This means that the Proteas will have a different captain for all three formats of the game with De Villiers continuing as captain of the Proteas Castle Lager squad for the five-match Momentum ODI Series against the same opponents.
“Handing Faf the T20 captaincy is an exciting option for us to explore our leadership resources,” commented national coach Gary Kirsten said. “He showed a lot of potential during the series against New Zealand in both the T20 and ODI formats, and this will be another great opportunity for him to work on his role as a leader.