Faf du Plessis appointed South Africa’s new ODI captain

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis was designated South Africa’s One Day International captain on Monday set up of AB de Villiers, giving him the best job in each of the three formats of the game.

The 33-year-old was first the captain of South Africa’s Twenty20 team and ventured up to supplant De Villiers as test captain in December. He has played 43 Tests, 113 ODIs and 36 T20 internationals for his country.

“He has built up himself as extraordinary compared to other players in world cricket and this was reflected in his arrangement as the captain of the World XI presently engaged with the T20 Series against Pakistan,” said an announcement from Cricket South Africa’s CEO Haroon Lorgat.

Du Plessis’ first series responsible for the ODI squad will be at home against Bangladesh one month from now.

De Villiers remained down as ODI skipper a month ago following a six-year spell however stays accessible for selection.