Plessis hails Test Captaincy for his impressive Form

 . Last updated on February 8, 2017, 2:22 PM
Plessis hails Test Captaincy for his impressive Form
In the latest ODI against Sri Lanka, Faf du Plessis scored 185.


Faf du Plessis is through his best form so far. In the last 10 matches, the player accumulated 640 runs at a striking average of 71.11 runs. In the stretch, he scored three centuries and two half centuries. In last three innings, the batsman completed two tons. The most recent strike came up in the ODI match at Newland, where he scored 185. For du Plessis, the current form is a result of his test captaincy. He said test captaincy has made him “a better player.” The batsman is now ready to carry on his strong stature in the upcoming matches with Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Du Plessis is bent on momentum and confidence, stating that these aspects “definitely help.” He added, good achievement only raises the bar of performance and it creates the zeal to be a better player. He challenged himself to become a good player and for him, “now, it’s to become a great player.” For du Plessis, “it’s just about lifting the bar and making a mind shift.” In the last ODI, he was caught on the fence towards the long on as he lifted his bat for another boundary. The player could have scaled the record of Gary Kristen, who has a score of unbeaten 188. In the after-match press meet he said he was unaware of the record and was very happy to reach the feat he achieved. He expressed that a double century was also not in his mind as he just wanted “to get as many runs as possible.”

In the match, du Plessis also delivered a good partnership inning. With AB de Villiers, he played six overs while managing 32 runs through the toughest stretch of the match. There were no boundaries, but the players brought up the score running for singles. In the match, South Africa totaled 151 singles, while Sri Lanka had 103. Du Plessis said it was a strategy of the team to keep on the momentum.

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