RCB vs RR: Why is Faf du Plessis Not Playing Today IPL Match? Who is RCB Captain?

Updated on: Apr 23, 2023 3:10 pm IST

Faf du Plessis Not Playing RCB vs RR IPL 2023

The massive breaking news update coming from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp is that their regular captain Faf du Plessis is still not starting in their sixth match of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) being hosted at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It was a collective batting and bowling efforts that helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore register their third victory of IPL 2023 season in their previous game against Punjab Kings. In this ongoing tournament, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have witnessed 3 wins from as many as 6 games.

RCB vs RR: Why is Faf du Plessis Not Playing Today IPL 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 for today’s RCB vs RR IPL 2023 match. This is the second consecutive game of Indian Premier League 2023 season where the Royal Challengers Bangalore will miss their captain after he was struggling with some fitness issues while batting during the match against Chennai Super Kings. However, du Plessis has been in an excellent form with the bat so far in this competition having scored a total of 343 runs from 6 games at a fantastic average of over 68 that includes as many as 4 half-centuries. While coming in as the Impact Player in the last match against Punjab Kings, Faf played a blistering knock of 84 runs off 56 deliveries that included 5 sixes and as many fours.

“It was pretty easy to choose, we’d have batted first. This wicket looks dry and it will get drier and might break up first. I didn’t say that to Sanju, but I’m very happy to bat first. We both get to do what we wanted. They informed me last time saying I might have to captain a couple of games, nothing I’m not used to doing. So I’m happy to step in, ready to continue from whatever Faf has been doing. The team has responded well, we are playing with a lot of energy and that showed in the last game. One change for us, Wayne Parnell is out and he will be replaced by David Willey. Faf continues to play as an impact sub,” said Royal Challengers Bangalore stand-in captain Virat Kohli during the toss.

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

In the IPL 2022 mega auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a significant decision by acquiring the seasoned South African batsman, Faf du Plessis, at a cost of INR 7 Crore, and appointing him as RCB’s captain. Faf had a successful IPL season, scoring over 450 runs in 16 matches, including three half-centuries, proving his worth as a valuable asset to the team.

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