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After AB De Villiers, Now African Captain Signals The Retirement

Faf Du Plessis

Brisbane: After the retirement of South African team AB De Villiers, it is still clear that his captain has given the signal to say goodbye to cricket.

Now South African captain Faf Duplesis said Friday (November 16) that he can retire after the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Cosco batThis tournament will be played in 2020 between October 18 and November 15. Earlier, South Africa’s number-one batsman De Villiers had retired from international cricket in May this year.

South Africa have to play the only T20 match against Australia on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Du Plessis made a big announcement before the match. Cricket Australia (CA) has written from Du Plessis, “I am concentrating on playing in the 2020 T20 World Cup.

It is not far off. We will return here for him. Maybe it’s my last international tournament. “South Africa has recently defeated Australia 2-1 in the ODI series in his home country.

Puma batDu Plessis said that due to the high domestic T20 league, it has become difficult to lift his best team in any tournament other than the T20 World Cup.

Du Plessis feels that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should pay attention to it. He said, “I can see in other teams like this. Most of the stronger teams are not on the field, while fans come to see the best players.”

He also said that, I want to see the game moving ahead, but the T20 World Cup is such that for which I am fully prepared.

Faf DuPlessis is now 34 years old. He twice captained his country in World T20 in 2014 and 2016. Du Plessis’s international career is just seven years old now.

He played his first Test and first T20 match in 2011 in the first ODI and 2012. In these seven years, he has played 54 Tests, 124 ODIs and 41 T20 matches. They play on IPL side Chennai Superkings.

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2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma’s century seal series for india

India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Lucknow: Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking 4th T20 International hundred powered India to a comprehensive 71-run win over West Indies.
India thus took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match T20 series. The last T20 will be played in Chennai on November 11 on Sunday.
The legend of Rohit Sharma continued to grow exponentially as his unbeaten 111 off 61 balls, which helped India score 195 for 2 after being put into bat.

On Tuesday evening, Rohit treated the capacity crowd at Lucknow’s brand new ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana’ Cricket Centre to some scintillating stroke-play, most of which only he could pull off in his own inimitable manner. Like that pull shot, he exhibited against his rival captain Carlos Brathwaite, and six against Fabian Allen.
Very early in his knock, Rohit went past Virat Kohli’s approach of 2,102 runs, to become the highest individual scorer in the game’s shortest format.
Adding to the anticipation, Rohit Sharma played out a maiden upfront from Oshane Thomas, a pacer he’s had high praise for. Shikhar Dhawan got India off the mark with a single, bringing Rohit back on strike.
Rohit’s first attempt at cutting loose resulted in a swing and a miss, but Keemo Paul had thrown it wide. The slightly agitated crowd would have no more of it. Even before Paul could get back to the top of his mark, the stadium began reverberating with chants of ‘Rohit, Rohit’. For his first run in the game, the Indian skipper went for his trademark pick-up shot but lost his shape. A single and a collective sigh.
Of all the records Rohit racked up to etch Lucknow’s name in history books already, racing to the second spot in the all-time T20Is runs leader board is something he’ll hold very close to his heart. It’s a vindication of his stature in white-ball cricket. He’s now country’s leading run-scorer in the format and owns four of India’s seven T20I hundreds. If not there already, Rohit is steadily inching towards the white-ball great bracket.
On the other hand Young left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who captured two important wickets and played a crucial role in India’s convincing 71-run victory over Windies. So this was an awesome play which has been played by India against West Indies.

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Virat Kohli clarify why MS Dhoni is not in T20

Virat Kohli


Thirvananthapuram: India cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday in a press conference stated that,

“MS Dhoni will remain an integral part of the team and the veteran wicket-keeper as well as a batter batsman decided not to play the upcoming T20s only to make way for the much younger Rishabh Pant. There is a possibility that Dhoni never plays for India again in the shortest format.”

SportshopyHe also stated, “I think the selectors have already addressed this if I’m not wrong. And he’s been spoken to, firstly So, I don’t see any reason why I should be sitting here and explaining that. I think the selectors have come out and explained exactly what happened”.

SportshopyHe also said that, “I was not part of that conversation so It is what the selectors explained. I think people are putting too much variables into the situation, which is not the case I can assure you of that. He’s still a very integral part of this team and he just feels that in the T20 format, someone like Rishabh can get more chances.”

Dhoni has been dropped for the upcoming T20 series against West Indies and Australia and there is a possibility that he never plays for India again in the shortest format. Dhoni was left out of both the squads and Rishabh Pant was the designated wicket-keeper for the occasions while Dinesh Karthik was being looked as a back-up keeper according to Prasad.

Hence, Kohli’s comments on Thursday proves that the matter is nothing that is advertised and speculated and Dhoni’s career in the shortest format of the game is not over.