South Africa Keep AB de Villiers as Skipper

South Africa Keep AB de Villiers as Skipper


AB de Villiers’ pursuit as South African captain is protected notwithstanding Faf du Plessis impressing with his care as substitute skipper during thumping back-to-back Test wins over Australia, selectors say.

Star batsman de Villiers was ruled out of a array with a left bend damage that compulsory medicine with du Plessis seamlessly holding over.

His prophesy has been praised in steering a group to an irrefutable 2-0 lead. A win in a final day-night Test in Adelaide subsequent week will entrust Australia to their initial home array varnish in history.

Despite this, selectors are not deliberation compelling du Plessis to do a pursuit full-time.

“At a impulse it’s transparent to us that Faf is substitute captain and AB is a stream captain when he comes back,” authority of selectors Linda Zondi told reporters in Hobart late Wednesday. “AB is still a captain.”

Officials wish de Villiers will be fit for a home array opposite Sri Lanka, starting on Dec 26.

“We will be guided (as to when he can play) by a medical group in terms of where he is and in terms of compare fitness,” Zondi said.

“He has been divided for 5 months — a prolonged time. For starters, he has to be compare fit.”

South Africa thrashed Australia by 177 runs in a opening Perth Test and followed it adult with an innings and 80 run dispersion of a hosts in Hobart this week.

It was a fifth true better for Australia that saw authority of selectors Rod Marsh quit, with Trevor Hohns temporarily replacing him.

The third and final Test starts on Nov 24 in Adelaide.

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