During the IPL 2022 auction, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), one of the most talked about teams of IPL, has included former South African batsman Faf du Plessis in its team. Plessis was earlier part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team. Where he played an important role in making his team the champion in IPL 2021. After resigning from the captaincy post of Virat Kohli, RCB is also looking for a new captain.
In such a situation, the command of the team can be handed over to the hands of Faf du Plessis. However, no official statement has come from the RCB management regarding this matter yet. Apart from Plessis, the team has 2 more captaincy options in the form of Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik. In today’s article, we will tell you about those 3 aspects. Keeping that in mind, Plessis is seen as the strongest contender for the captaincy of the team.
The 37-year-old former South African captain Faf du Plessis is one of the most experienced players in the RCB squad. Plessis has the experience of playing in T20 leagues around the world. The same, in the IPL too, he was a part of the Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the last 1 decade. Talking about captaincy, he has the experience of captaining South Africa in 34 Tests, 39 ODIs and 40 T20 Internationals.
2. Great performance in IPL
Faf du Plessis is included in the list of those players. Who made a place in his national team on the basis of his excellent performance in IPL. Plessis, who has been a part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the last 1 decade, made an important contribution in making his team champion in IPL 2021. In IPL 2021, Faf was the second highest run-scorer behind his teammate Ruturaj Gaikwad. Du Plessis has scored 2935 runs in 100 matches of his IPL career so far.
3. Handling the Team in Difficult Situations
Faf du Plessis has a wonderful art of handling the team in difficult situations. He leads his team from the front by coming to the opening. And he has done this many times for Chennai. In the Qualifier-1 of the year 2018, he took the troubled Chennai to the final on the basis of his brilliant batting. In the same IPL 2021 final match, he played a brilliant half-century.