Former South African skipper Faf du Plessis believes the T10 format has a bright future ahead of him and can be played at the Olympics as well.
The veteran batsman will make his debut in the Abu Dhabi T10, which will be played at Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 19 to December 4.
“I’ve played three formats for a long time and I’m still drawn to the T10 format. I think players like me will continue to watch tournaments like this, ”Du Plessis said in a virtual conference.
“The future of the T10 looks bright. It is a format that can be used at the Olympics. The fast-paced nature of the T10 also makes it appealing to fans. I think the T10 will only get better and better, ”he added.
Earlier this year, the ICC confirmed that it would make an offer for the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
When asked how he is going to run his business in a new format, the South African said: “I think when you go from one format to another it’s about understanding your game.
“You have to think about what plan you need to follow that will give you consistent results. “
Du Plessis will head to the tournament following a sensational Indian Premier League season which saw him claim the title with the Chennai Super Kings.
“Over time in T20 cricket, I have better understood my game plan on different grounds and made decisions about which bowlers I can face and which ones I cannot face in a match,” he said. declared.
Du Plessis, who will lead the Bangla Tigers squad in the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 season, also spoke about his role as team leader.
“My role as captain would be to bring the team together and create an environment where the players have fun and are themselves.
“To beat in the first order would be the best position for me. But I have not yet had these discussions with the management of the team.
The South African believes the Abu Dhabi pitches are likely to help spinners more than leaders.
“Considering the nature of the matches in Abu Dhabi at the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, I think the spinners will have more of an impact than the fast bowlers in the Abu Dhabi T10,” said Du Plessis.
“However, the raw pace can also be very effective on the high and low wickets. So it will depend on the conditions of the day.