After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Oppo Champions League T20 here tomorrow.
If you want to count numbers, then South Africa's Faf du Plessis is the man of the moment, who is having a dream run with the bat. The right-handed batsman has registered 464 runs in the ODI triangular series involving Australia and Zimbabwe.
Dale Steyn ripped the heart out of Australia`s batting and Faf du Plessis came within a whisker of yet another century as South Africa cruised to a six-wicket victory to clinch the triangular series trophy on Saturday.
Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa`s one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year`s World Cup.
Former schoolmates AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis both hit centuries in a game-changing 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down 327 to beat top-ranked Australia by seven wickets here today. The South Africans struck the first blow against the Australians in the triangular one-day series in Zimbabwe as they powered to 328-3 and victory - and with 20 balls to spare at Harare Sports Club.
South African batsman Faf du Plessis defended his side`s poor run rate as they resumed batting on Day three in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, saying that they played it perfectly.
Former South African captain Ali Bacher has said that the team`s current ODI squad captain AB de Villiers should be given the reins of the nation`s Test team, with Faf du Plessis being appointed as vice-captain.
Though Chennai Super Kings is home to four international captains this Indian Premier League, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum insists that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole leader of the pack and says he has lots to learn from his India counterpart in his first year with the franchise.