De Villiers introduced his stunning retirement in Would possibly, bringing up fatigue and mentioned that it was once the “proper time” to name time on his 14-year world cricket occupation.
This left the Proteas with an enormous hollow to fill and much more so with a Global Cup looming forward subsequent 12 months.
Talking on the Cape Cobras season release on Wednesday, former team-mate JP Duminy insisted that there’s no added force on him or the facet to step-up after De Villiers’ retirement.
“I don’t believe there may be extra accountability, I am extra fascinated by the chance,” stated Duminy at Newlands.
“Any batter want to bat most sensible three and most sensible four in one-day or T20 cricket, however additionally it is working out the makeup of the crew. So if you happen to glance again to Sri Lanka, I batted at No five for many of the video games if I am enjoying this is more than likely going to be my place.
“In pronouncing that who is aware of what the longer term will grasp within the subsequent couple of months main into the Global Cup.”
The Cricket Global Cup subsequent 12 months in England has change into the cornerstone for the Proteas summer season as they give the impression of being to enter the showpiece with a constant and settled squad.
“I do not wish to put an excessive amount of emphasis at the Global Cup at this time, there are couple of excursions taking place ahead of,” stated Duminy.
“I feel it’s a must to take care of the point of interest on the ones excursions ahead of we if truth be told put all our emphasis at the Global Cup although it’s preparation for it. It is crucial for us to achieve self assurance out of enjoying smartly in order that’s more or less our major focal point at this time.”
The Proteas’ subsequent task will likely be in opposition to Zimbabwe who they host three ODIs and three T20Is.
The primary one-dayer begins on September 30.