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South Africas Test captaincy is not up for discussion and will return to AB de Villiers once he is match fit. Cheapest Air Max 270 . De Villiers has been sidelined since July with an elbow injury and has been replaced by Faf du Plessis, who has yet to lose a match in his stand-in stint, but will have to hand the job back when de Villiers returns.At the moment its clear to us that Faf is stand-in captain and AB is the current captain when he comes back, looking at his fitness and so on, Linda Zondi, South Africas convener of selectors, said after the Hobart Test.Although the board and not the selection panel appointed the captain, Zondi said the directive is likely to be to give de Villiers his job back once he is back on the park. When de Villiers underwent surgery in late September, he was diagnosed as needing eight to ten weeks of recovery time which should put him on track to play the home series in Sri Lanka in December-January. De Villiers will not have had any game time since mid-July, when he turned out for the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.Zondi has not expressly said de Villiers will need to play some domestic cricket but has indicated that the panel would like him to have some game time. We will be guided by the medical team in terms of where he is and in terms of match fitness, Zondi said. Thats important. He has been away for five months - a long time. For starters, he has to be match fit. We will take it from there.Should de Villiers need to play some cricket, his only opportunity will come in the domestic T20 competition. There was some talk of de Villiers joining the squad ahead of the day-night Test in Adelaide, which is preceded by a two-day warm-up game in Melbourne, in a bid to put himself in contention for the pink ball Test but both coach Russell Domingo and stand-in captain du Plessis had brushed off such suggestions. To that end, de Villiers had not traveled to Australia yet, and it appears unlikely that he will.That would mean du Plessis has at least one more match in charge to add to a legacy against Australia that has already seen the team make history. Du Plessis led the ODI side to a first-ever 5-0 whitewash against Australia and a third successive Test series win in Australia. He has impressed with his skills as skipper and Zondi admitted the selectors were pleased with the way du Plessis had progressed.We nominated Faf to be a stand-in captain and he has done a very good job, Zondi said. It was an easy process for us when the decision was made because he was already a T20 captain. So it was continuation. We are excited to have him as a leader.It just gives us more options. And we have other guys. Like I said, Hashim Amla, who also brings that experience. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will attempt to avoid the history books on Thursday when they open a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field.The Twins enter riding a 13-game losing streak, one shy of the franchise mark set in 1982. Their current skid is tied with the 1961 club for the second-longest streak in team history.Minnesota finished the month of August 9-19 after a 15-11 mark in July.Its been a long week, Twins manager Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. We need to try to find a way to win a game at some point to just lighten the load. Its getting heavy. Guys are getting on the edge a little bit. You can feel it. Its building.Chicago will also try and rebound after being swept in a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.The three-game skid dropped the White Sox to 8 1/2 games out of the second wild card spot and 13 games back of division-leading Cleveland, which capped a three-game sweep of Minnesota.Its tough. We were playing pretty good baseball but these guys, theyve been snipping us off at the end, said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. We played fairly well early on but with the lineup they have, its a pretty deep lineup tthats hard to contain. Fake Air Max 90 For Sale. Jose Quintana will try for his ninth consecutive quality start. The left-hander allowed just one earned run in 7 2/3 innings his last time out in a win over the Seattle Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday.Quintana has faced the Twins more than any other opponent this season; Thursdays game marks his fifth start against Minnesota in 2016. In four previous outings, Quintana is 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched. His 2.77 ERA for the season leads the American League.Ervin Santana will get the nod for the Twins, coming off his worst start since the end of May. The right-hander allowed six runs on five hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings but did not figure into the final decision against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Rogers Centre.Prior to Saturdays clunker, Santana has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 straight starts dating back to June 14. Santana is 1-2 against the White Sox this season but has pitched well in those games, compiling a 3.86 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings. ' ' '
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