South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been retained as the skipper in the longest format though his future in limited overs cricket remains clouded in uncertainty. The 35-year-old will captain his side in the upcoming Test series in India which will be considered as part of the World Test Championship.
“Faf will be the captain of the Test team. But we need to look forward and we will talk about the white-ball strategy to 2023,” Cricket South Africa’s new acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl said.
South Africa suffered a seventh-place finish in the World Cup, their worst performance in the mega-tournament since readmission to international cricket. The Proteas could garner just three wins across the nine games as their deficiencies in the lineup were greatly exposed.