Cape Town - Faf du Plessis' impressive international career gained fresh momentum on Thursday when
Cricket South Africa (CSA) named him as captain of the Proteas
squad for the three-match T20 series against New Zealand
later this month.
Villiers remains our first-choice captain in this format,” commented CSA
selection convener Andrew Hudson, “but AB is one of the players we need to
rotate in the interest of his workload across all three formats and we want to
have one captain for the entire series.”
we have chosen an extremely exciting squad of 15 players which will enable us
both to rotate senior players and to provide opportunity to a new group of
players,” Hudson said.
is a reflection of the tremendous depth that is developing in our franchise
cricket. Even without some of our senior Proteas and the inclusion of a number
of new caps there is still a good deal of experience in this squad.”Proteas Twenty20 squad:
Faf du Plessis (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers,
Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Wayne
Parnell, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
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