Not long back, South Africa led by Faf du Plessis started series on a positive note with a 107-run victory at Centurion. Thereon, the things didn’t go down as smooth as expected in the remaining three Test matches. They were outplayed by England in all departments of the game to receive 1-3 loss in the home conditions.
Meanwhile, Du Plessis is under the scanner both as a batsman but more as a leader after having controlled eight defeats in the past nine Test matches.
It includes a home series defeat to Sri Lanka [0-2], England [1-3] and a 0-3 defeat in India, last October.
I know the results don’t look good – Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis (Credits: BCCI )Speaking of the same, the under-fire Proteas Test captain du Plessis has stated that he won’t be making any decision with regards to his future after the Proteas suffered a humiliating 191-run defeat at the hands of England in the fourth and final Test in Johannesburg.
Faf du Plessis eyes T20s:
Du Plessis maintained that he won’t be hurried into making any drastic decision about his future, emphasising that this series defeat will prompt a resurgence for the Proteas.
While admitting that the Proteas were outplayed in all the three departments by the Joe Root-led side, du Plessis felt his team lacked the most in terms of batting.
“It feels like you’ve been pushing me that way in the last while. You don’t make decisions like that when you are emotional or disappointed. I know the results don’t look good. It shows you where we are in terms of confidence. It’s time off to get away from cricket and from all the noise, freshen up and then come back for the T20s.” Du Plessis said as quoted by Cricbuzz in the post-match conference.
Recently, South Africa replaced du Plessis with Quinton de Kock as the skipper of the ODI cricket team.
Earlier, the CSA has removed du Plessis as the T20I captain as well. Despite his career graph is hitting an all-time low, du Plessis is confident of making a turnaround in the times to come.
After the four-match Test series, both sides will lock horns in three ODI and T20I games starting from February 4th.