Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has revealed that he is seriously considering to comeback to international cricket for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024.

The aggressive batsman had last played for South Africa in the second Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2021. His last T20 game for South Africa was against England in Cape Town at the end of 2020.

However, Faf has been performing exceptionally well at the domestic level in recent times. He was the second-highest run-scorer at this year’s edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) with an impressive 730 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 14 innings. The 39-year-old cricketer was only trailing promising batter Shubman Gill.

Faf is currently playing in Abu Dhabi T10 league. As per the former South Africa captain, he has been in discussions with new South Africa white-ball coach Rob Walter regarding a potential comeback to the international scene before the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in USA and West Indies next year.

“I believe that I can return to international cricket. We have been speaking about this for the last couple of years. It’s just figuring out the balance of the T20 World Cup next year. It’s certainly something we have spoken about with the new coach,” said Du Plessis.

Moreover, the South African team selector Linda Walter has recently hinted at the possibility of Du Plessis and other experienced players making a comeback to the national team.