T10 format has a bright future forward, can be played at the Olympics: Faf Du Plessis | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis feels the T10 format has a bright future forward and can additionally be played at the Olympics.
The veteran batter will be making his debut in the Abu Dhabi T10, scheduled to be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 19 to December 4.
“I have played three formats for a long time and I am still attracted to the T10 format. I think players like myself will keep looking at tournaments like this,” Du Plessis stated throughout a digital convention.
“The future of T10 is looking good. It’s a format that can be used in the Olympics. The quick nature of T10 also makes it attractive to the fans. I think T10 is only going to get better and better,” he added.
Earlier this 12 months, the ICC had confirmed that it’ll bid for cricket’s inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
When requested about how he’ll go about his enterprise in a new format, the South African stated, “I think when you are moving from one format to the other, it’s about understanding your game.
“You want to consider the blueprint that you will want to comply with which provides you with constant outcomes.”
Du Plessis will head to the match on the again of a sensational Indian Premier League season that noticed him win the title with Chennai Super Kings.
“Through time in T20 cricket, I’ve received higher at understanding my sport plan on completely different pitches and making selections about which bowlers I can tackle and which bowlers I can’t tackle throughout a sport,” he stated.
Du Plessis, who will be main the Bangla Tigers staff in the upcoming season of the Abu Dhabi T10, additionally spoke about his position as the chief of the facet.
“My position as a captain would be to get the staff collectively and create an atmosphere whereby the gamers are having enjoyable and being themselves.
“Batting in the top order would be the best position for me. But I haven’t had those discussions with the team management yet.”
The South African feels the pitches in Abu Dhabi are more likely to assist spinners greater than the pacers.
“Given the nature of the matches in Abu Dhabi throughout the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, I feel spinners can have extra of an impression as in comparison with quick bowlers in the Abu Dhabi T10,” Du Plessis stated.
“However, raw pace can also be quite effective on up and down wickets. So, it’ll depend on the conditions on the day.”

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