Proteas

Faf set for captaincy milestone against India

2019-10-09 12:43
faf du plessis
Faf du Plessis (AP)

Cape Town - Faf du Plessis is likely to reach a significant milestone as Test captain when the Proteas take on India in Pune from Thursday.

READ: Pace for Piedt as Proteas seek perfect balance?

The Proteas are 1-0 down in the three-Test series having lost the first Test in Visakhapatnam last week. 

If he scores just six runs in the second Test, Du Plessis will become only the third South African to score 2 000 runs as a Test captain. 

Graeme Smith comfortably leads that statistic with 8 647 runs while Test skipper with Hansie Cronje second on the list with 2 833.

Du Plessis, who scored 55 and 13 in the first Test match, will captain South Africa for the 31st time in Test cricket on Thursday. 

Play on Thursday starts at 06:00 (SA time). 

Read more on:    proteas  |  faf du plessis  |  cricket

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
South Africa XI v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Friday, 20 December 2019
South Africa A v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 26 December 2019
South Africa v England, Centurion 10:00
Vote

Following the Proteas' dire tour of India, how will their 4-Test series against England pan out?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.