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Faf du Plessis is a very calm leader in T20s, says David Miller

According to David Miller (left), Faf du Plessis has a tactic for every situation © Getty Images
According to David Miller (left), Faf du Plessis has a tactic for every situation © Getty Images

Mar 10, 2014

South Africa‘s limited overs specialist batsman, David Miller has hailed the leadeship skills of their Twenty20 captain, Faf du Plessis.

Speaking to Die Burger’s website after their first T20I against Australia was washed out in Port Elizabeth, the swashbuckling Miller said, “So far I’ve really enjoyed playing under him as a leader.”

“He has a lot of leadership qualities that I enjoy. Especially when the game is on, I find him to be a very calm leader.

“For example, we were under immense pressure when we recently played against Sri Lanka. We lost the one-day series but eventually won the T20 series.”

If Miller is to be believed, then Du Plessis is “very specific” about his tactics at any given point of time. “He is still quite new in the role as South African (T20) captain and will grow as time goes by, but for now I think he’s doing a good job,” Miller added.

The second T20 against Australia is at Kingsmead in Durban, with the third and final match scheduled for SuperSport Park in Centurion next Friday.

After that, Du Plessis and his team will head to Bangladesh for the ICC World T20 2014, which starts on Sunday.

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