Faf du Plessis banned for a test. He is not in the last test against Pakistan series. ICC banned him for slow overrating in last Cape Town test.
In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offenses, players are fined 10% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
South Africa used four pacers against Pakistan in Cape Town. They bowled 122 overs in a whole. That took an extra half an hour on the first three days of Cape Town. Which made him to fine 20% of his match fees. His teammates will not escape. They had to pay 10% of theirs.
Faf du Plessis has another guilt too. He made the same mistake in Centurion test against India in 17th January 2018. Though South Africa won the match by 135 runs but Captain was in the trap of slow over rating According to a new law of ICC, he made slow over rating mistake in 12 months. The captain is banned for a match.
As South Africa wins the three-match series by 2-0. So the last test is just a formality for them. But Faf du Plessis can attain the presentation ceremony.
Time will answer the question of the replacement of Faf du Plessis. But experienced Hashim Amla or Eiden Markram can be the name. Pakistan will try to come back to the game properly.
Finally, Faf du Plessis banned for a test. As they won the series that make it a gigawatt thing to them. But Pakistan will try their best to make it 2-1.
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