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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