IPL 2023: The South African cricket team has given a huge shock to the BCCI ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League which will start in the last week of this month. It is known that they have written to BCCI saying that they cannot send their players.
First Published Mar 9, 2023, 3:20 PM IST
The Cricket Board of South Africa (CSA) has given a shock to the BCCI before the IPL-16, which will start from 31st of this month. It has been clarified that they cannot send their players for the opening matches in IPL. At the same time, as there is another series in their country, it is imperative that all the players play in it. That is why they will stay away from some matches in the IPL. This is shocking news for six franchises in IPL.
A two-match ODI series against the Netherlands will be played in South Africa at the start of the IPL. Winning these matches is essential for safaris. It is essential for the team to win this series if they want to qualify directly for the ODI World Cup which will be held in India this year.
South Africa’s two ODI series against Netherlands will start from March 31. Two ODIs will be played at Benoni and Johannesburg. South Africa is expected to field a full squad for these matches. Players like Aiden Markrum, Henrich Northz, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Henrich Klaasen, Quinton De Kock will play the series against Netherlands.
In this background, the CSA and BCCI have informed that their players who are playing for various franchises will not be available for the matches held in the IPL for the first week. Board sources say that BCCI has also agreed to this.
With this decision, Delhi Capitals (Northz, Lungi Engidi), Mumbai Indians (Tristan Stubbs, Devald Brevis), Gujarat Titans (David Miller), Lucknow Super Giants (Quinton De Kock) and Punjab Kings (Rabada) will field South African players for the first two matches in the IPL. Chances of losing are high. More than this, especially in the absence of Markram who is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, it has become interesting to know who will be the captain for the first two matches. Along with Markrum, Marko Jansen and Heinrich Klaasen are also members of Sunrisers.
Last Updated Mar 9, 2023, 3:20 PM IST