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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Need to do better to become ODI captain: du Plessis

South Africa batsman and T20 captain has said that he needed to perform better to be considered for the ODI captaincy, as reported in ESPNCricinfo.

Need to do better to become ODI captain: du Plessis

du Plessis performed poorly scoring only 57 runs from five matches in the ODI series in Sri Lanka which South Africa lost 4-1.

"My performances need to be better if I want to be considered as ODI captain. In Sri Lanka, I was under pressure to score runs and I knew that," he told. While South Africa’s poor record in ODIs in Sri Lanka continued, they did better clinching the T20I series 2-1 which under du Plessis’ leadership.

"I love captaining and adding value in that way," he said.

"I like giving the talks that a captain gives and dealing with the high pressure times. I even like taking the flak of making decision myself, like when it comes to bowling changes. The captain needs to make tough decisions and I don't mind making them."

With the arrival of new coach Russell Domingo and uncertainty over Kallis’ long-term availability, the South African team is going through a transition.

"AB and I are different captains and we use each other, when it comes to discussing things. I'd love to captain the ODI side but I know it's not going to happen at the moment," he said.

"The captain needs to be the first name on the team sheet, so I have to make sure I am there," he added.

South Africa play two Tests, five ODIs, and two T20Is against Pakistan in UAE from October 14.

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