Faf du Plessis to lead South Africa in all three formats

Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in all the three formats
Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in all the three formats
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South Africa's Faf du Plessis has been appointed as the captain of the One-Day International side replacing AB de Villiers.

The decision comes after de Villiers decided to step down last month following a disastrous tour of England that includes Champions Trophy 2017 as well. The Titans batsman also announced that he will be available for the Proteas in Test cricket after he last played in the format in January last year.

Du Plessis, who now has been handed over the reins of the Proteas in all the three formats is currently in Pakistan where he leads the World XI team in a three match Twenty20 International series against the hosts.

The news was confirmed by Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat in a statement released by the board.

"He has established himself as one of the best leaders in world cricket and this was reflected in his appointment as the captain for the World XI currently engaged in the T20 Series against Pakistan," said Lorgat.

South Africa are lined up to host Bangladesh in a full fledged series that consists of two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is between 28th September and 29th October.

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