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Faf du Plessis Confirmed ODI captaincy

Faf du Plessis has been confirmed as South Africa’s new one-day international captain, and in all three formats.
Du Plessis’ appointment had been expected since AB de Villiers stepped down from the position last month, endorsing his teammate in the process. The appointment was announced on Monday (September 11) after Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors rubber-stamped the recommendation of the national selection panel.
“Congratulations to Faf on his appointment as the natural successor to the ODI leadership,” CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement. “He has established himself as one of the best leaders in world cricket and this was reflected in his appointment as the captain for the World XI currently engaged in the T20 Series against Pakistan.”
Du Plessis arrived in Pakistan on Monday and will lead the World XI out in the first T20 of the Independence Cup in Lahore on Tuesday evening. His first ODI in charge of South Africa will be against Bangladesh next month.

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