Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord’s Test

South Africa’s Test captain Faf du Plessis is in a “race against time” to play the opening match against England at Lord’s, which starts on July 6. Du Plessis is awaiting the arrival of his first child, who is expected in the first week of July, and with his wife Imari choosing a natural birth, there is no speeding up the due date.

Du Plessis, who will miss the T20 series in anticipation, is hopeful the baby will arrive in the next two weeks, though he left the door open to remaining home for longer if necessary. “I’m pretty nervous, to be honest. It’s now just a countdown for when the baby comes,” du Plessis said at the launch of CSA’s Global T20 league on Monday. “My wife is pretty certain that she wants to go the normal route so that takes longer. It now becomes a race for the first Test match.”

Du Plessis, who debuted in November 2012, has not played a Test at Lord’s and admitted…

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