Faf du Plessis Confirmed To Be Part Of Super Kings Set Up In The New CSA T20 League

Updated - 15 Apr 2024, 05:36 PM

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)

Faf du Plessis has been confirmed for his return to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fold for the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League.

CSK has signed Faf as one of five draft picks for the inaugural season, which will begin in the first half of 2023.

Apart from Faf, Mooen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana form the franchise’s current roster will also play for them in South Africa.

Aside from that, the four-time IPL champions have added West Indies all-rounder Romaria Shepherd to their roster. The Men in Yellow, has also included the young South African cricketer Gerald Coetzee who was part of their development player programme.

Faf du Plessis Bleeding Knee
Faf du Plessis. Image Credits: BCCI

Faf du Plessis Has Been A Backbone Of Chennai Super Kings In The IPL: K.S Viswanathan

When asked about CSK’s competition purchases, CEO K. S Viswanathan explained that Gerald was signed on Faf’s recommendation.

“Faf has been a backbone of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL for the last 10 years. He has been one of the most consistent players for our team. We were not fortunate to pick him during the last auction in the IPL. We were looking for an opportunity and that came up in the CSA T20 League,” said Viswanathan in an official statement issued by the franchise.

Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni
Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni. Image: Twitter

“We are happy that we got Faf back with the Super Kings family. It will be a very good opportunity for Faf to come back and do as well as he did for the Chennai Super Kings. His experience as South African player and captain, knowing the conditions, will be invaluable. I’m sure that with his entry into the team, we should have a good future,” he added.

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