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Du Plessis announced fit for 3rd ODI against Zimbabwe


South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of the ODI series against Zimbabwe due to injury has surprisingly recovered quicker than expected and he is now all set to play the last ODI.

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After winning the first 2 ODIs comfortably, it will be only a formality match, but the hosts will be looking to finish things off 3-0.

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The skipper, who is set to comeback believes this series is the perfect time for youngsters to grow ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

“The guys have been training hard. I have also had high words of praise for the bowlersbeen training hard with the guys and I’m feeling excited to be back on the field again. The guys are motivated, we are not only looking at what is in front of us now, there is a bigger purpose and push for what lies ahead. At no stage will we be taking it easy. The guys are still trying to impress and are trying to get into that World Cup side.”

Du Plessis also had high words of praise for the bowlers who bowled Zimbabwe out for 78 runs in the second ODI after posting 198 runs.

“The bowling has been exceptional once again. We have some good wicket-taking options throughout the innings. That is what we are working to get better on, from overs 11 – 50, we want to keep getting wickets. Imran [Tahir] has been exceptional. With the batting, it is too difficult to say where we have been leaving it too short or where we have been good because it has been quite challenging for the batsmen.”

After the ODI series, South Africa will play 3 T20Is against Zimbabwe on 9th, 12th and 14th October.

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