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Time for Faf to take charge

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12 Oct 2019
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Time for Faf to take charge

Faf du Plessis captain of South Africa playing a shot during the South African national men's cricket team training session and press conference at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on October 08, 2019 in Pune, India. (Photo by Isuru Sameera Peris/Gallo Images)

I like Faf du Plessis. He’s a good guy to have a chat with, be it socially or about cricket. In fact, he’s arguably one of the deepest thinkers on the game in our country. Most importantly, the 35-year-old veteran is someone who leads from the front, bettering his overall Test batting average since becoming Proteas captain in mid2016. However, as an innovative, thoughtful tactician, Du Plessis’ halo is starting to slip. That is becoming increasingly evident in the Test series against India, where the South Africans are looking increasingly listless. Du Plessis needs to take some of the blame...

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