South Africa cricket - JP Duminy expresses his desire of captaining South Africa in future

Duminy Expresses His Desire Of Captaining SA In Future

Hashim Amla may have been named South Africa's new Test skipper, but another member of the South African squad has his sights set on perhaps one day captaining the country he so loves to play for. The player is JP Duminy, who apparently was another contender for the post that was left vacant after former skipper Grame Smith's retirement.

"I saw my name there. I didn't particularly throw my name in the hat but it's definitely something I have thought about - not necessarily only in Test cricket but also in different formats, maybe even for Delhi [Daredevils] sometime. Definitely in the future, I would like to step into that role," Duminy said, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo. "I've played enough cricket to know what it's about and so it's about testing myself - whether I can do the job. I am looking forward to the challenge if it comes."

Duminy admitted that the departure Smith has left a huge void, but at the same point is aware of the fact that South Africa comprises many senior players in the squad - who will have a huge role to play in the coming years.

"Graeme was a guy that led from the front in terms of his aura about himself and the way he conducted himself," Duminy said. "I don't think we (the current players) could fit into that role so we've got to stick together in terms of what we are trying to achieve as a senior's group. We've got a good understanding between us. We've got to focus on what we are trying to do - play good cricket and dominate the international circuit."

Duminy also spoke about the successive retirements of Smith and Jacques Kallis - who combine for a whopping 283 Tests. "It's a big loss for us in terms of Graeme and Jacques but the game does go on and we have an opportunity as the new breed of players to step in and fulfill that role as seniors."

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