Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi arrived in the UAE from South Africa.© Chennai Super Kings / Twitter
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have had a difficult week in their preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) last week. Two players tested positive for COVID-19 along with members of their support staff. Suresh Raina, their most capped player, withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons. However, the month of September brought new hope to them as two of their protagonists, Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi, landed in the UAE on Tuesday. “Early Morning Glory of the Rainbow Nation!” For example, CSK captioned a photo of Du Plessis and Ngidi arriving in Dubai.
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 1, 2020
The protocols of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) state that players must be quarantined for six days in their respective hotel rooms and complete three Covid tests before they can join the rest of the squad for training.
Du Plessis is a fixture in the CSK line-up and mainly played in the top order.
He has 1,853 IPL runs from 73 matches at 31.40, while Ngidi, who missed the 2019 season through injury, has 11 wickets from seven IPL matches.
Raina’s departure means that number 3 in the batting line-up is also up for grabs and with Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson forming a successful opening partnership for CSK last season, Du Plessis could be a good candidate to take the spot. take that was released by Raina. .
The IPL 2020 starts on September 19 and the final will be played on November 10.
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