League cricket loses player’s interest in international cricket: Faf Dupleix

Duplessis will represent Lahore Qalandars; file / photo: AP

Former South African captain Faf Dupleix has said that cricket leagues around the world are getting stronger and it is a fact that players have lost interest in international cricket.

Addressing a virtual press conference, Faf Dupleix said that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is now restarting after being postponed to March 6, which is a cause for joy.

It may be recalled that in March this year, PSL officials had postponed the remaining matches after several players and staff tested positive for Corona and now PSL 6 is about to resume in the United Arab Emirates.

Former South Africa captain Faf Dupleix said: “I am happy to have the opportunity to play again in the PSL. However, the conditions here are different but all the teams are fresh.

The famous batsman, who represents Quetta Gladiators, said his team was not in the position it should be at the table.

“I will try to share my experiences with the junior players within the team,” he said.

He said that he was impressed with the bowling talent that came to the fore in the PSL and all the teams have a list of the best bowlers.

Praising the captain of Quetta Gladiators, he said that Sarfraz Ahmed always encourages his teammates on the field.

“Every captain has his own style and Sarfraz has a different way of thinking,” he said.

‘T20 World Favorite Teams’

“I believe the West Indies and India are the favorite teams for the T20 World Cup,” said Faf Dupleix.

It may be recalled that the T20 World Cup is scheduled in October this year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He said that increasing the number of teams in the World Cup would generally benefit the game.

Duplessis said that it is wrong to say that only super fit cricketers become good players.