The CSA have appointed AB de Villiers as the full-time skipper of the South African test side following Hashim Amla stepping down during the recently concluded home series against England. Back then, de Villiers had replaced Amla as the captain for the remaining two matches. South Africa went on to lose the series, and consequentially their place as the world’s best test squad.
Initially, while there were speculations about de Villiers not continuing on in the longest format, all of which were refuted by him, this new job role puts a definite end to any lingering doubts on the subject. Speaking about his appointment, de Villiers stated that he was quite excited about the job role that he described as challenging. He also added that the team was committed towards reconstructing itself and that there would be resurgence of the Proteas in tests in the days ahead.
Following the conclusion of its series against England, South Africa has a lengthy break from tests. Its next test series, to be played at home against New Zealand, is scheduled for August.