Before the Indian Premier League (IPL) big auction, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) decided not to keep Faf du Plessis, one of the most dependable and powerful keeper. When the former South Africa captain was up for bid, the team was unable to secure him since Royal Challengers Bangalore had already purchased him for an astounding $7 crore.
According to rumours, the two parties have reconciled, and Faf will now play for the Johannesburg Super Kings in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) competition. According to a report on Cricbuzz, the management of Chennai Super Kings, which owns the franchise in Johannesburg, has signed the former South African batter as a marquee signing for the domestic league, which is set to begin in 2023. The article also noted that the deadline for directly acquiring players for the six-team event was August 10.
Except for the years 2016 and 2017, when the CSK franchise was suspended, Du Plessis played for the team for nearly ten years (from 2011 to 2021).
According to league rules, each franchise was required to submit a list of five players, with one South African, three foreigners, but no more than two from the same country, and one uncapped cricketer.
The management of the Super Kings has also brought on Moeen Ali, according to the article.
According to the article, the Proteas talents Anrich Nortje and Aiden Markram have remained with their respective teams in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, which are owned by the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Jos Buttler was kept by the Rajasthan Royals, who have a base in Paarl, while Quinton de Kock was kept by the Lucknow Super Giants, who run the Durban franchise.
Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, and Rashid Khan were all acquired by Mumbai Indians, who have maintained the name MI Cape Town for their team.