Proteas

Faf will keep captaining - if asked

2016-11-15 14:43
Faf du Plessis (Getty)

Cape Town - The Proteas are on fire, and captain Faf du Plessis is getting a lot of the credit. 

Since AB de Villiers was sidelined with an elbow injury, Du Plessis has captained the Proteas to a 1-0 Test series win at home to New Zealand, a 5-0 ODI series whitewash at home against Australia and now an unassailable 2-0 lead in a three-match Test series in Australia. 

Things are going better than they have for a while. 

But there is a small complication in that AB de Villiers, the Proteas' regular captain in Tests and ODIs, is set for a return ahead of a three-match Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil over December and January. 

As a result, the Proteas management will have to make a big call after the Australian series. 

Du Plessis has been asked numerous times about his future role and whether or not he would like the captaincy on a full-time basis, and his response after the second Test on Tuesday suggested that he was keen to keep going.

"I've always said it ... I love captaining," Du Plessis said.

"It's something I really enjoy doing. For me it's just really important to make sure that all the stuff we talk about ... our culture ... as a captain, if you live that and lead from the front then that's the most important thing.

"I'm enjoying it at the moment and however long it continues, I will always do it."

The third Test starts on November 24 in Adelaide. 

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