RCB vs KKR: Why is Faf du Plessis Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Who is RCB Captain?

Updated on: Apr 26, 2023 7:13 pm IST

Why is Faf du Plessis not playing RCB vs KKR IPL 2023 match

The big news development coming from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp is that their regular captain Faf du Plessis is still not included in the starting XI in their 8th encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) being hosted at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Things panned out very well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore recently in the ongoing 16th edition of the IPL as they defeated Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals on the trot in their previous two games. RCB now have as many as 4 victories from 7 games in IPL 2023.

RCB vs KKR: Why is Faf du Plessis Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Who is RCB Captain?

During the toss, it was revealed that regular RCB captain Faf du Plessis is not included in the starting RCB playing 11 in today’s RCB vs KKR match. In his absence, Virat Kohli will once again captain the Royal Challengers Bangalore team and he further mentioned that Faf is still recovering from a rib injury and he looks good to be back as captain from the next game. However, du Plessis will be the Impact Player for RCB in the second innings of this encounter as he has been in a sensational form in the ongoing IPL 2023 season. Faf du Plessis has smashed a brilliant tally of 405 runs from just 7 games this year at an average of over 67 that includes as many as five half-centuries.

“Decided to bowl first. No brainer. Evening game at Chinnaswamy, we’ve chased well here. It was unexpected but nothing I’m not used to (stand-in captaincy). It’s been fun so far because of the way the team has been playing. Faf will be playing the impact role again. Hopefully he’ll be back leading from the next game. Looks like a great pitch, the usual Chinnaswamy pitch that we expect,” said Royal Challengers Bangalore stand-in captain Virat Kohli.

RCB Playing 11

1. Virat Kohli (C)
2. Glenn Maxwell
3. Mahipal Lomror
4. Suyash Prabhudessai

5. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. David Wiley
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Vijaykumar Vyshak

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Faf du Plessis IPL 2023 Price

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a noteworthy move by signing experienced South African batsman Faf du Plessis for INR 7 crore and appointing him as the team’s captain. Faf proved to be a valuable addition, scoring more than 450 runs with three half-centuries in 16 matches during the season. His performance confirmed his significance to the team, and RCB made a wise decision in acquiring him.

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