Dubai [UAE], January 9 (Indiaprix): South Africa batsman Dean Elgar is set to stand Faf du Plessis final test against pakistan, January 11th.
Du Plessis was suspended for one test and fined 20% of his entry fees after his team was found guilty of keeping an extra course during the second test, South Africa nine covers.
31-year-old to take the other side of the test captain. He had previously led the page in the first test of England in the Lord in 2017.
"Elgar's appointment as a stand-in captain is part of our strategy to develop our leadership," ICC quoted cricket South Africa Linda Zondi, a member of the selection board, says.
"We have previously used Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock in this role in ODI matches, and Dean (Elgar) has previously captured the Proteas test level against England in Lord in 2017, he added.
Meanwhile, the opener Pieter Malan has been put on standby for the third test after Markram was injured in his right thigh during the second test in Newlands. He will be tested on the eve of the match, after which a decision will be made.
"Over the past four years, Pieter Malan has had a four-day domestic cricket that has made over 1,700 runs, seven centuries. South Africa The level, first against Australia and then against India A on the continent, Zondi added.
South Africa have taken 2-0 lead in three matches and seek a clean sweep in Johannesburg. (I-ALPHA)