Just when it seemed things could not get much murkier, South Africa have been plunged into a dark abyss once more not only by Australia’s pullout but also, because of a critical position they have not properly prepared themselves for.
South Africa are stuck between the frying pan and the fire. Not only has the opportunity to test the captaincy mettle been further scuttled by the cancellation of Australia’s tour of South Africa but also, it has put the South African cricket team in much the same situation as they found themselves last year when the pandemic lockdown became a reality.
There was always conjecture around Faf du Plessis’ captaincy post after there was visible confusion on the India tour in 2019. Faf maintained he was the captain of the Twenty20 team till the ICC Twenty20 World Cup while upon landing, South Africa announced Quinton de Kock would be taking over the white ball duties.
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