Smith retired from the Proteas after 13 years as skipper leaving a gaping hole in the number one test side’s line up. With De Villiers the ODI skipper and Du Plessis the T20 leader, it is unclear who will be given the test reins.
But Bacher, a former Protea’s captain and head of Cricket South Africa (CSA) feels De Villiers is the best bat, as he is more dynamic and vocal, while Du Plessis will do a good job as the more measured and quiet adviser.
“I will give AB de Villiers the captaincy and appoint Faf as vice captain. As a combination, they complement each other well and their leadership qualities will be terrific for South Africa,” he told MVP.
“Both AB and Faf are potentially good leaders. AB is dynamic, enterprising, the best all round batsman in the world today and full of enthusiasm. Faf is quieter on the field. He posses big match temperament. He is focused, determined and I like his body language. He doesn’t lose his cool,” said Bacher.