Faf du Plessis emphasises on South Africa’s revamp as Graeme Smith set to be CSA’s director of cricket

Written by Vipin Darwade

South Africa had a tough tour of India where they levelled the three T20Is, at 1-1, but were completely outplayed by the Virat Kohli-led side in the three Tests. Ahead of the England home series, Faf du Plessis & Co. are finally looking for a revamp under familiar conditions.

Nonetheless, they have plenty to rejoice with one of their most successful skippers in Graeme Smith set to take over as the director of cricket in Cricket South Africa (CSA). A lot hasn’t clicked for the CSA outside the 22-yard circle but they remain confident with Smith being a part of the administration from now on.

In this regard, Faf du Plessis stated after his side Paarl Rocks secured a home final in the Mzansi Super League (MSL), “Obviously a lot has happened but now it’s a new start. There’s not much time before the English series so now it’s about putting our focus back on to the team, making sure that the Test team gets all the things that are required for us to be successful.

It’s been a little bit on pause the last two or three weeks which is already too late, so we need to make sure in the next week things will start unfolding to make sure the Test team gets the most attention. The last two weeks there hasn’t been much attention on that so that is what we will try and drive over the next week,” added the 35-year-old right-handed batsman.

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