CSA T20 League: Faf du Plessis set to captain CSK’s Johannesburg team, Moeen Ali to play in CSA T20 League instead of ILT20, Check OUT

CSA T20 League: Johannesburg Super Kings: Moeen Ali was all set to play in the UAE T20 League. But a call from…

CSA T20 League: Johannesburg Super Kings: Moeen Ali was all set to play in the UAE T20 League. But a call from MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings changed that. Instead of signing up for ILT20, the England all-rounder will now play for CSK’s Johannesburg franchise in South Africa T20 League. CSK have also been reunited with their trusted soldier Faf du Plessis. The former CSK opener is all set to be their captain. Follow South Africa T20 League Live & IPL 2023 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Despite completing signing formalities, none of the CSA league franchises will be able to announce them due to the confidentiality clause. The names will only be revealed once Cricket South Africa will make them official. Faf du Plessis was the CSK opener from 2011 to 2021 barring the two years when the men in yellow were suspended. While Du Plessis eventually joined rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore, he will don the yellow jersey once again, although in a different city.

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CSA T20 League: Faf du Plessis set to captain CSK's Johannesburg team, Moeen Ali to play in CSA T20 League instead of ILT20, South Africa T20 League, IPL 2023

Moeen Ali was revealed as the marquee player for the UAE T20 League which will be held simultaneously with CSA T20 League. But the England all-rounder will instead don the yellow jersey.

CSA T20 League: Marquee Players of IPL franchise in South Africa T20 League

  • Chennai Super Kings (Johannesburg): Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd,  Gerald Coetzee
  • Delhi Capitals (Pretoria): Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius
  • Mumbai Indians (Cape Town): Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
  • Rajasthan Royals (Paarl): Jos Buttler, David Miller, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (Port Elizabeth): Aiden Markram
  • Rising Pune SuperGiants (Durban): Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen

CSA T20 League: Faf du Plessis set to captain CSK’s Johannesburg team, Moeen Ali to play in CSA T20 League instead of ILT20, Check OUT

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CSA T20 League: Faf du Plessis set to captain CSK's Johannesburg team, Moeen Ali to play in CSA T20 League instead of ILT20, South Africa T20 League, IPL 2023

But CSK aren’t the only IPL franchise to bring in their IPL roster. Delhi Capitals’ Pretoria franchise has snapped up Anrich Nortje. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Port Elizabeth franchise has roped in Aiden Markram. Rajasthan Royals which will have their base in Paarl has also retained their IPL Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants’ Durban franchise has retained their star pick Quinton de Kock.

InsideSport can also confirm that CSK will retain their IPL coaching staff. Stephen Fleming will also coach the Johannesburg franchise. The team is set to be called Johannesburg Super Kings.

A CSK official informed that the official name of the team will be announced in the coming day. However, it is only after the name gets officially unveiled that the franchise will announce the coaches as well as the other members of the support staff. One can expect a Chennai’s IPL flavour in the new franchise.

“You will know the official name by this week. We are currently in talks with Stephen as we can’t think of any better person carrying forward the CSK legacy in a new venture,” CSK official told InsideSport.

CSA T20 League: Faf du Plessis set to captain CSK’s Johannesburg team, Moeen Ali to play in CSA T20 League instead of ILT20, Check OUT

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