South Africa’s legendary player Faf Du Plessis has been named as the captain of Bangla Tiger’s squad for the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
The event is hosted by the Emirates Cricket Board with the Official approval of the International Cricket Council at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Plessis appointment is the first in a series of announcements to be made by Bengal Tigers in the next few days. These appointments will include players who have been retained to the coaching staff who will guide the squad from the sidelines.
Speaking about joining the Bangla Tigers squad as Captain Faf Du Plessis said, “It is an exciting new format to be part of. I am looking forward to joining forces with some of the world’s biggest names in this league & representing team Bangla Tigers. It is going to be a thrilling time for the game of cricket. It is heart-warming to see leagues like Abu Dhabi T10 League putting in so much hard work & offering such exciting formats for sports enthusiasts. I can’t wait to get doing”.
Bangla Tigers owner Mohammad Yasin Chowdhary said, “It is terrific to have a world-class player like Faf in our squad. We have all seen his exploits for South Africa in various formats. He is a champion cricketer. It is a huge honor to have him in our team. We all know what he has achieved both on & off-field. His deeds speak for his brilliance. I wholeheartedly welcome Faf to the Bangal Tigers family”.
Faf Du Plessis has made his debut in international cricket in the year 2011 & has played 69 Tests, 143 ODIs & 50 T20Is for the Proteas Squad. He has captain South Africa across all three formats. Plessis has been out of action for three months after suffering a concussion during the Pakistan Super League earlier this June. Due to an injury, he wasn’t able to participate in the inaugural season of the recently concluded the Hundred tournament. He was slated to captain the Northern Superchargers squad but injury kept him out of the game. He might feature in the upcoming second leg of the IPL which will commence from September 19 in the UAE.
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