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.