The South Africa cricket team is currently undergoing changes. The team has to face an embarrassing defeat one after the other. The team that took the lead after winning the first match in the Test series, playing England, suffered an embarrassing defeat in two consecutive matches. The third match was lost to the hosts by an innings and 53 runs. After this defeat, captain Faf du Plessis has indicated his retirement from the Test.
For South Africa cricket team captain Faf du Plessis, the last match of the four-match Test series against England, playing at home, could be his last test match. The South Africa captain said after the innings defeat against England on Monday that this Test series being played against England could be his last Test series at home.
Even though England captain Joe Root has not been able to do anything special with the bat but he did amazing in bowling. Root played a key role in South Africa's second innings total of 237 runs. The English captain took a total of 4 wickets in 29 overs, giving the team a win by an innings and 53 runs, giving them a 2–1 lead in the series.
After the match, South African captain du Plessis spoke to ESPNCricinfo, hinting about his retirement from his Test. He said, “Yes, of course, there is a lot of potential. I do not want this decision to be taken sentimental. The effort is just to prove that I am a strong leader for the team. For now, that's committing to this series. “
Du Plessis is constantly undergoing poor form. He has played 12 innings since October 2019, scoring just 21.25. He has not played a century in more than a year.
Du Plessis hinted at retirement, saying, “The worst thing that can happen to any leader is to pull his hand out of the middle of the series and say sorry guys I'm out now. I did as much as I could, I don't think leadership does it. You have to be with the team even in bad times. After the T20 World Cup, I would like to re-evaluate where I am.”