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Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Touring England cricketer Chris Woakes says AB de Villiers seemed more like the captain of South Africa than then-incumbent Hashim Amla did during the first Test in Durban recently.

UK newspapers including the Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) and Daily Mirror (www.mirror.co.uk) quoted Woakes, the bowling all-rounder who was replaced in the second Test at Newlands by fit-again James Anderson, at the weekend as speaking at a function organised by team sponsor Waitrose, the English supermarket chain.

Woakes reportedly said of the Kingsmead match, where England took a 1-0 lead they still command in the four-Test series: “Even when I was on the field and batting in Durban, you could feel that Amla probably wasn’t leading the side as much as a normal captain would.

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