Faf du Plessis to lead CSK based team in South Africa league, confirms CEO Viswanathan

Chennai Super Kings’ CEO S Viswanathan confirmed recently that Faf du Plessis, who he claims to be the “backbone of CSK” will be leading the South Africa-based team of the same franchise.

CEO Viswanathan explains that Faf has been familiar with the playing conditions in South Africa and is the best option for the team.


“Faf has been a backbone of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL for the last 10 years. He has been one of the most consistent players for our team. We were not fortunate to pick him during the last auction in the IPL. We were looking for an opportunity and that came up in the CSA T20 League,” said Viswanathan in an official statement issued by the franchise.

“We are happy that we got Faf back with the Super Kings family. It will be a very good opportunity for Faf to come back and do as well as he did for the Chennai Super Kings. His experience as South African player and captain, knowing the conditions, will be invaluable. I’m sure that with his entry into the team, we should have a good future,” he added.

Faf du Plessis will rejoin Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but this time for the Cricket South Africa (CSK) T20 League, as the franchise has announced. As one of their five draft choice selections for the inaugural season, which will take place in the first half of 2023, CSK has signed Faf.