JP Duminy’s Test spot under threat: du Plessis

JP Duminy’s Test spot under threat: du Plessis

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Published on: Jul 12, 2017

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South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis has admitted that JP Duminy's Test spot is under threat following consistent failures.

Du Plessis was addressing media after South Africa lost to England by 211 runs at Lord's on Sunday.

Duminy has not crossed 40 runs in his last eight innings. "JP will be the first guy to say he knows he needs to score runs for this team and it's no different for anyone else," Sport24 quoted du Plessis as saying.

"He is desperate to do well as anyone in that position. You want to try and score runs every time you go out there. He knows at the end of the day that it's about runs," he added.

Du Plessis praising Duminy added, "He understands that if it has to come to a position where there is someone else that needs to be looked at... he will be the first to acknowledge [that].He is a crucial part of our senior player group and he will always put the team interests above himself so yes, he will be the first to acknowledge that.”

South Africa face England in the second Test starting July 14 at Trent Bridge.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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