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newscricket6 days ago

SA vs ENG | Faf du Plessis has not retired, still in national team plans, reveals Linda Zondi

CSA’s convenor of selectors Linda Zondi revealed that Faf du Plessis has not retired, after being excluded from the ODI squad for the upcoming series against England with Quinton de Kock replacing him as the skipper. He also admitted that Faf was still in the national team plans for the future.
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newscricket7 days ago

SA vs ENG | Quinton de Kock to lead South Africa in ODIs; Faf du Plessis left out

South Africa have named keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock as their skipper for the ODI series against England, leaving out regular skipper Faf du Plessis. Meanwhile, five uncapped players - Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne - have been named in the squad.
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newscricket8 days ago

SA vs ENG | Worst thing leader can do is step-down mid series, reveals Faf du Plessis

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis hinted of his retirement from Test cricket later this year as the pressure of low scores and back to back series defeats start to pile up. du Plessis assured that he wouldn’t leave the team in the middle of a transition phase as it would only worsen the situation.
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newscricket13 days ago

Keen on having AB de Villiers back for World Cup, shares Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis revealed that he is more than happy to have AB de Villiers back in the side after the latter hinted about his return from retirement. The Proteas are currently struggling across formats after AB's retirement and du Plessis believes the 35-year-old will be a handy addition to the side.
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newscricket14 days ago

Thinking of throwing my name in the hat for T20 World Cup, reveals AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has stated that he is already in talks with Mark Boucher, Graeme Smith, and Faf du Plessis for a possible return to the South African side for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. However, he has added it is not a guarantee from his side and he wants to keep a low profile now.
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featurecricketa month ago

Instability looms as South Africa revel in false Centurion dawn

The Centurion victory, in many ways, was a historic one for the Proteas, for it marked the beginning of a new journey under the leadership of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and company. But the question is - is there a delusion setting in amongst everyone that things are fine when they clearly aren’t?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

The contrasting yet similar fortunes of England and South Africa in 2019

Cricket is a universe where worlds collide. While England were on the road to make history in the 2019 World Cup, South Africa crashed out of the competition with just three wins out of nine matches. 
Sritama Panda
newscricketa month ago

Better to include more teams in Sourav Ganguly’s ‘Super ODI Series’ idea, opines Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis after South Africa’s 107 runs win over England in the Boxing Day Test has criticised BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s idea of a ‘super ODI series’ involving top 4 nations. He opined inclusion of more teams rather than minimising number of teams in a tournament will benefit cricket.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | Win against England start of new chapter for South African cricket, feels Faf du Plessis

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes that the first Test win in Centurion against England will embark a new beginning for their cricket, which has been struggling with mismanagement for a while. It was South Africa's first Test win since February, after losing their last five matches.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | Rassie van der Dussen to debut in Boxing Day Test, confirms Faf du Plessis

South African skipper Faf du Plessis has confirmed that seasoned middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen will make his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test against England. Van der Dussen has had an exceptional start to his ODI career, having struck 7 half-centuries in just 14 innings.
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