Faf du Plessis will not play any part in this season’s inaugural edition of English cricket’s new Hundred competition because of the lingering effects of a concussion suffered during the Pakistan Super League.
The South African opening batsman will not play any part in the inaugural edition of the Hundred competition because of the lingering effects of a concussion suffered during the Pakistan Super League, the former Proteas captain announced Friday.
Faf du Plessis Hopes To Return To 2nd Edition Of The Hundred
It had been thought Faf du Plessis might come back after missing the first three games in the 100 balls per side tournament, having been appointed skipper of the Northern Superchargers after replacing Australia’s Aaron Finch.
But the 37-year-old has not featured at all and the Proteas star batsman, in an Instagram post on Friday, said he was returning to South Africa but that he still planned to travel to this year’s Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament, which starts on August 26.
Faf du Plessis, who was not selected in South Africa’s T20I side to tour Sri Lanka, also said he hoped to return for next year’s edition of the Hundred.
“I’m really so grateful for all the support through this difficult injury and feel like I’m very close to playing again,” du Plessis said.
The Superchargers added in a statement: “du Plessis will return to South Africa to continue his rehab from the concussion he suffered at the PSL earlier this year. Dane Vilas will continue as his replacement at Northern Superchargers for the remainder of the competition.”
Faf du Plessis suffered a concussion during a PSL T20 match in Abu Dhabi in June, after colliding with Quetta Gladiators team-mate Mohammad Hasnain while trying to save a boundary and took no further part in that event. The injury ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament and he returned to South Africa shortly after and then travelled to Croatia to quarantine ahead of the Hundred.
Faf du Plessis Was In Scintillating Form In IPL 2021
Faf Du Plessis was in tremendous form for CSK this season in India and scored 320 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 145.45 before the event got postponed due to a bio-bubble breach. He was the 3rd highest run-getter after Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul.
He was also a star in CSK’s miserable campaign in the UAE in IPL 2020, scoring 449 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 140.75 with 4 fifties. CSK had performed poorly in IPL 2020 as for the first time the three-time IPL winners failed to qualify for the playoffs of the event.