South African veteran batter Faf du Plessis is all set to make his international comeback after more than two years. The right-hander is likely to don the Proteas colour in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, which is slated to be played in the USA and West Indies in June next year.
Faf du Plessis himself revealed that he’s likely to make a comeback in the T20 World Cup 2024. The batter suggested that he has been in talks with Cricket South Africa (CSA) and head coach Rob Walter about his return to the team in the shortest format of the game.
Faf du Plessis hasn’t played for South Africa since 2021 because things didn’t go well with CSA and him. In the meantime, he continued playing in the franchise cricket all around the world. He set the stage on fire during those games with his high-class batting.
Faf du Plessis has been one of the most consistent batters going around in franchise cricket. Even at 39, he’s scoring runs like a young batter in his peak. Also with South Africa, dropping Temba Bavuma from the white-ball team could be a great indication about his return.
The return for Du Plessis to the South African team will be a massive boost for the Proteas. His presence at the top will make them ever more stronger as he has been one of the best batters going around. Him being there could South Africa’s ICC title drought.
Faf du Plessis’s stats and numbers in international cricket
Faf du Plessis retired from Test cricket in 2020 but ended as one of the best batters to have played for South Africa. He played 69 Tests and scored 4163 runs at an average of 40.03 he also slammed 10 hundreds and 21 half-centuries.
In 143 ODIs, Faf du Plessis scored 5507 runs at an average of 46.67. He also smashed 12 centuries and 35 half-centuries. He so far has played 50 T20Is for South Africa and has scored 1528 runs at a strike rate of over 134 to go with one ton and seven half-centuries.