T-20 World Cup 2024: Former South African captain Faf du Plessis has revealed that he is considering a return to international cricket for next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024). Du Plessis was last seen playing for South Africa in a T20 International match against England in Cape Town at the end of 2020. But the 39-year-old player has been performing well at the domestic level in recent times and was second only to Shubman Gill in terms of scoring most runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) this year. He scored 730 runs in 14 innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Let us tell you that Du Plessis is currently participating in the T20 League in Abu Dhabi and he has indicated that he would like to return to the international level before the start of the T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and America in June next year. He is in discussion with South Africa’s new white-ball coach Rob Walter about a possible comeback. He said that I am confident of returning to international cricket. We (me and Walter) have been talking about this for the last few years. It is about finding the balance for next year’s T20 World Cup. It’s definitely something we’ve talked about with the new coach.
It is noteworthy that Du Plessis captained South Africa in the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups, but his name was not considered for the last two editions of the tournament, while he has not yet officially retired from white-ball cricket. . Walter had recently left the door open for the possible return of du Plessis and several other experienced players. He had mentioned the players who were not selected for South Africa’s upcoming India tour. Walter had said on Monday that Du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw could be selected in the T20 World Cup.
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