South Africa have named left-hand batsman David Miller as the team captain for the remaining two T20 international matches against Pakistan as the full-time skipper Faf du Plessis has been given rest. While announcing the development, South Africa national selection panel convener Linda Zondi explained that by giving Miller the captaincy role, they are broadening their “leadership sources”.
“Giving David a leadership role is another way that we are broadening our leadership resources within our respective squads,” a CSA release quoted selection convenor Linda Zondi as saying.
“David has a wealth of experience and is a well-respected figure within the Proteas environment. The last two matches will be an opportunity for us to grow potential leaders for the future.”
Miller has captained teams in 11 games at senior level, notably leading Kings XI Punjab in six games in the 2016 IPL.
Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s appointed captain in all three formats, and who has missed only 14 of the 42 games his teams have played since the start of last year, said after Friday’s match that he had been rested for the rest of the series.
CSA also said Beresford Williams had been elected vice-president at what it called a “special annual general meeting” in Cape Town on Saturday.
Williams, the president of the Western Province Cricket Association, succeeds Thabang Moroe, who is now CSA’s chief executive.
The decision was to have been made at CSA’s regular annual meeting in Johannesburg in September, but the board failed to do so after weeks of intense and at times ethically questionable lobbying.
(With ANI Inputs)