South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore batter, Faf du Plessis is in talks with the new South Africa head coach for next year’s T20 World Cup.
Additionally, it’s been quite sometime now that Proteas fans haven’t seen him in action in international cricket and are keen on his return to the team.
Therefore, Faf has stated that next year’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States of America is the best time for him to make that comeback.
While Faf has been playing some exceptional brand of cricket in the past couple of years, he still feels he’s better suited for T20Is rather than ODI cricket.
Says du Plessis,
I’m very grateful that the new coach has reached out to tell me that he would like me to be a part (of the team). At the moment, it’s just conversations to talk about where I’m at physically. I’ve been struggling with a tennis elbow for over a year now. I’ve had some injections into that… It’s a conversation where I feel like you got to look at the balance of where I’m at physically, emotionally, and mentally. Right now, that balance is really good.
Faf talks about his opinion on ODI cricket but still wants to feature in T20Is for South Africa
Adding further, Faf said,
50-over cricket is a different story. Obviously, it’s a longer format. You’re on the field a lot more… We’ll cross that bridge after the IPL, moving into the latter part of the year. More than anything, we’ve spoken about the T20 World Cup next year in July, which is something we both want to make happen. That will be the focus point.
Looking at Faf’s international record, then he has played 143 ODI games and amassed 5507 runs with a strike rate of 88.60.
On the other hand, in T20Is, he has played 50 matches and amassed 1528 runs, and has a strike rate of 134.38.
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