The South African veteran, Faf du Plessis, has been appointed captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore at 15th Indian Premier League Edition.
Du Plessis was one of South Africa’s most successful captains and also had significant success with leading franchise teams around the world. First of all, Paarl Rocks won the Mzansi Super League in 2019 under du Plessie. Recently, Du Plessis was captain of the Saint Lucia Kings, who finished second in the Caribbean Premier League in 2021.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore du Plessis will lead some of the best cricketers in Wirata Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazelwood, Vaninda Hasarangi and Mohammad Siraj.
He will replace Koli, who has been captain of the franchise since 2013. Kohli said: “Faff will be the captain of the RCB. I couldn’t be happier to pass the baton to a good friend, a man I knew well for years.
“We’ve been in touch for many years and he’s one of the few guys I knew other than cricket and we get along very well. I am very happy that he will head the RCB and play under his leadership. ”
Another RCB supporter, AB de Villiers, who recently dropped all forms of cricket, said: “The new season brings new challenges as well as new opportunities. There are some interesting changes this season as well. The changes we can all expect. The biggest change of them all is our new captain – and who is better than my good friend Faf du Plessis.
“This announcement came as no surprise to me after RCB picked up Faf at auction. He is an amazing leader and the perfect person for the job. He has a fantastic tactical mind and Faff will have a lot of support around him. I have no doubt that he will do a great job for the RCB family. ”
IPL begins 26th March. The first RCB game will be against the Punjab Kings on the 27thth March.
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