JOHANNESBURG – Faf du Plessis will captain the Proteas Test team in their three-match series against India starting in October, but the preceding trio of T20 Internationals may see a new leader employed.
Cricket South Africa’s new acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl confirmed on Tuesday that Du Plessis would lead the Test side in South Africa’s first assignment in the new World Test Championship.
However, with an eye on the 2023 World Cup, a new captain would be sought for the white-ball formats.
“We are looking forward to 2023, we need a strategy to 2023; we will look at the approach for the captain,” said Van Zyl, adding that a selection meeting to pick the squads for that tour would take place in the next few days.
While Cricket SA continue to cement their new structure around the national team – that will see the appointment of a director of cricket and a team director to oversee the Proteas – Van Zyl will also be the acting convenor of selectors.