The Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has revealed that in two years' time, he will call time on his global career after the 2020 World T20 in Australia. "Picking up wickets in this format is always important because T20 is all about slogging", skipper Faf du Plessis said.
"From our perspective, T20 cricket for us over the last two or three years has been a case of bringing in the young guys, giving them an opportunity, so we never really play our strongest XI, which isn't great for the worldwide game", he said.
Cape Town - The Proteas have beaten Australia in their lone T20 global at the Carrara Oval on the Gold Coast on Saturday.More news: Honda Passport Will Renew in Los Angeles
Glenn Maxwell fought a defiant rearguard with 38 off 23 balls but Australia never looked like avoiding a fourth straight Twenty20 defeat and they finished their allotted 10 overs on 87/7.
On a wicket that was seemingly made easier for the batsmen by the rain before the start - the expectation was it was going to be low and slow, but it skidded through - Du Plessis continued in similarly belligerent vein, belting 27 off 15 balls before falling to a stupendous juggling catch on the boundary by Maxwell.More news: Virgil Van Dijk joins Lovren in spat with Sergio Ramos
Australia opted for an all-out pace attack with Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake and left out spinners Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar.
Du Plessis' South Africa beat India 2-1 in the series but Kohli emerged as the top run-getter with an aggregate of 286 from three Tests at an average of 47.66. Heinrich Klaasen chipped in with 12 and David Miller hit 11, before he was the first of Tye's wicket double.
The T20 is the start of four matches for Australia over the next week with three internationals against India.More news: New Brexit secretary to focus on UK's readiness for exit