For the T20 World Cup starting from October 17, South Africa has given an important responsibility to its former player JP Duminy. Duminy will be seen as a strategic advisor for the tournaments to be played in the UAE and Oman. That is, under the plan made by Duminy in the T20 World Cup, the team of South Africa ground will be seen rocking the field. The command of South Africa for the World Cup has been handed over to Temba Bavuma. The team has to play its first match against Australia on 23 October.
Duminy expressed happiness at being given this great responsibility. “I was packing my bags on Sunday and realized I needed to go to the garage and take off my South African blazer and tie,” he said. I did not think that after two years I would go to the cupboard where I have kept my belongings after retirement. It was an emotional moment. I missed my player life and now I am coming back to the team in a different form. It is not a matter of mastery of any particular department or skill. The experience that I have in the last 15 years, I will try to share that experience and contribute wherever I can.
JP Duminy played 46 Tests, 199 ODIs and 81 T20 matches in his international career. During this, he scored 2103 runs in the longest format of cricket at an average of 32.85 and also took 42 wickets. In the 50-over format, Duminy scored 5117 runs with the help of 4 centuries and 27 half-centuries. In quick cricket, Duminy scored 1934 runs for South Africa at a strike rate of 126.24 and also took 21 wickets.