Faf to lead SA in Tests against Ind
Faf du Plessis will captain South Africa in the Test series against India in October but may not lead the side in all formats, Corrie van Zyl, Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) new acting director of cricket said on Tuesday.
Van Zyl, who was appointed to the acting role following the weekend purge of head coach Ottis Gibson and his coaching staff, said he would chair a selection meeting “in the next day-and-a-half” to discuss future strategy, which would include planning for the 2023 World Cup.
“Faf will be the captain of the Test team,” said Van Zyl.
“But we need to look forward and we will talk about the white-ball strategy to 2023.”
South Africa will play three Twenty20 Internationals in India next month ahead of the Test series, their first in the new world Test championship, which starts on October 2.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Thabang Moroe, the chief executive of CSA, said he hoped the appointments in a new structure for the national team would be made before England start a tour of South Africa in December.