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13 Feb 2017
9:33 am

LISTEN: Faf du Plessis’ plan to keep the purple patch going

Sport Staff

The Proteas stalwart smashed 410 runs in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But with NZ and England on the menu, he needs to keep firing.

Faf du Plessis realises the need for him to keep scoring runs as the Proteas reach a vital stage of their season. Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images.

It’s fair to say Faf du Plessis ended the Proteas’ domestic season on the best note possible.

South Africa’s Test and T20 skipper hammered 410 runs at an average of 102.50 in the ODI series clean-sweep against Sri Lanka.

But there’s a sense the 32-year-old stalwart’s brilliant form shouldn’t be the highlight of this season.

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Instead, Du Plessis arguably needs to build on the high standards he’s set to date.

The Proteas have arrived in New Zealand and now embark on a crucial and difficult period, where they tour the Land of the Long White Cloud and also visit England for a long and taxing visit.

Thankfully, Du Plessis is aware of the importance of him keeping on scoring runs.

Listen here how he’ll approach the task.

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