Faf du Plessis Expresses Intent to Return, Eyes Participation in Next Year’s T20 World Cup

Faf du Plessis Eyes T20 World Cup Comeback with South Africa

Former South African captain Faf du Plessis may make a comeback to international cricket in the T20 World Cup scheduled for July, playing for the South African team. Faf, who announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2021, has been actively participating in domestic tournaments, currently featuring in a competition in Abu Dhabi.

The prospect of du Plessis returning to the international T20 scene gained momentum as he engaged in discussions with the International Cricket Council (ICC). His last T20 match was against England in Cape Town at the end of 2020.

Presently involved in domestic tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Faf du Plessis expressed his willingness to make a comeback for the T20 World Cup. He recently had discussions with Rob Walter, the white-ball coach of the South African team, about the potential return. Alongside du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw are also being considered for the T20 World Cup.

Faf du Plessis Has Not Retired from White-Ball Cricket

Contrary to earlier information, Faf du Plessis has not officially retired from white-ball cricket. While he retired from Test cricket in 2021 after playing a match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, he has not declared retirement from international matches in other formats.

Faf du Plessis, the former South African captain, has been actively participating in T20 tournaments, including domestic competitions. Recent discussions with Rob Walter, the white-ball coach of the South African team, have fueled speculation about his potential comeback for the T20 World Cup. Du Plessis remains one of the country’s most accomplished T20 players, and his return to the international T20 scene could be a significant development.

It’s important to note that as of now, Faf du Plessis has not officially announced his retirement from T20 and ODI formats, and discussions are ongoing about his possible inclusion in the South African squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

RCB Retains Faf du Plessis for IPL 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has decided to retain Faf du Plessis as the captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. After Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy in the previous IPL season, RCB entrusted Faf du Plessis with the leadership role.

Faf du Plessis emerged as a standout performer in IPL 2023, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer. Playing for RCB, he scored 890 runs in 17 matches, maintaining an impressive average of 56.15 and a striking strike rate of 153.60. His remarkable contributions and leadership qualities have earned him the captaincy for IPL 2024.

The decision reflects RCB’s confidence in Faf du Plessis to lead the team and contribute significantly on the field in the upcoming IPL season.

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