Faf du Plessis to lead Proteas in T20 competition against Black Caps

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 0

AB de Villiers was the skipper of all format cricket competition in South Africa team but he was suffering from injury and ruled out from all competition for long time. Due to his absence, Faf du Plessis was the acting captain and lead the team. Du Plessis did his job very well and South Africa cricket board wanted to announce him as the permanent captain but they felt hesitate to replace de Villiers. Then, Villiers left his captaincy willingly and board made Plessis as the Test and T20 skipper. But Villiers still as their ODI captain. So, in the upcoming competition against New Zealand, du Plessis will lead the team in T20 and Test competitions.

Team South Africa has recently finished a two nations series against Sri Lanka where they played test, ODI and T20I series. Excluding T20I tournament, team Proteas won in both test and ODI formats in huge difference. They whitewashed the Lions in ODI by 5 – 0. However, after successfully completion the series, they are heading towards their next challenge against New Zealand but this time, they will be the visitors. Proteas are scheduled to play a T20I match, a ODI series and a test series against Black Caps in this tour and all match es will be hosted at the different grounds of New Zealand. In this circumstances, Proteas has recently announced the team squad for upcoming only one T20I match against Black Caps under the captain of Faf du Plessis. And the match will be staged at Eden Park, Auckland in next 17th February, 2017. Here we present below the complete T20 squad of South Africa for New Zealand tour.


# South Africa Team Squad: Faf du Plessis (C), Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada.


On the other hand, New Zealand is also passing their best form now and recently they destroyed Bangladesh and Australia in their home ground. So, this would be atough tour for South Africa though in both ODI and Test, Proteas are far better ranking position than Black Caps.

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