Du Plessis says T20 World Cup will be his last
BRISBANE – South African captain Faf du Plessis said on Friday the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in two years' time will be his last.
The 34-year-old, who has led his country in two World T20 campaigns, in 2014 and 2016, is keen to play a third but will then step aside.
"The T20 World Cup in 2020 is something I'm really looking forward to. I think right now that will probably be the last tournament for me," he said in Brisbane ahead of a one-off T20 against Australia on Saturday.
Thanks for all the kind congrats messages tweeps. Yesterday was a great day. Never easy winning a series in Australia. Saved our best for the last one 💪🏼🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/jroemzRO9o— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) November 12, 2018
Du Plessis, who is skipper across all three formats, made his T20 debut in 2012 and has played 41 times, scoring 1,237 runs at an average of 35.34.
The 2020 World Cup takes place between October 18 and November 15 across eight Australian cities.
Agence France-Presse (AFP)