In the three-Test Series-2018, which the Proteas won 2-1, the wicketkeeper made only 71 keeps running from six innings, including two brilliant ducks.
Batting at six, South Africa will have expected more from a man with three Test hundreds to his name, particularly given his rejections frequently uncovered the hosts’ long tail, with Vernon Philander coming in at seven.
Be that as it may, in front of the six-coordinate test ODI series starting in Durban on Thursday, Du Plessis trusts the adjustment in configuration will suit the left-hander, who is utilized as an opener in restricted overs challenges.
“We as a whole experience lean patches. I think the white ball is coming at a decent time for Quinny, it will unshackle him,” said Du Plessis.
“He’s clearly baffled, as any player would be. He will backpedal and buckle down on his diversion and ensure he can be better for the Australian arrangement (four Tests, starting in March).
“With Quinny, he’s an identity that doesn’t ponder specialized stuff. He’s a free soul, x-factor player.
“So when things turn out badly, as any player, you’ll feel like there’s weight on you to perform.
“For Quinny it is simply certainty. When he gets one innings where he’s hitting the ball in the center once more, he’ll simply bounce straight back onto that vessel of unwinding and simply playing his diversion.
“I believe it’s critical that you don’t attempt and change the way Quinton plays, on the grounds that in the event that you begin talking from a specialized perspective to Quinton – he’s never played the diversion like that.
“It’s simply the case that occasionally in cricket you’re in frame and you’re to finish everything and the runs come. Quinny is exactly at the base of the wave right now however I know he’ll battle back to get on top once more.”