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. 

Read more on:    proteas  |  faf du plessis  |  ab de villiers  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Sunday, 30 September 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Kimberley 10:00
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Bloemfontein 11:00
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Paarl 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


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.