IPL 2021 Phase 2: Big concern for CSK as Faf Du Plessis again getting affected by concussion, withdraws from The Hundred

IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis out of The Hundred due to concussion; to play CPL before IPL stint
IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis out of The Hundred due to concussion; to play CPL before IPL stint

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Will Faf Du Plessis be fit? Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday reached Dubai to prepare for IPL 2021 Phase 2. As they start their preparations for the IPL in UAE, their top foreign recruit Faf Du Plessis fitness is an area of concern for them. Du Plessis who will join the CSK squad at a later stage officially withdrew from The Hundred on Friday following a concussion bout.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Big concern for CSK as Faf Du Plessis again getting affected by concussion, withdraws from The Hundred

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – What happened with CSK’s Faf Du Plessis? Former South African captain Faf du Plessis was to lead the Northern Superchargers in The Hundred Men’s competition.

– In the 1st session at Headingley with the teamm, headaches resurfaced for 37 year old Faf Du Plessis

– After consultation with Superchargers Medical Staff it was decided that it will be better for the South African to withdraw.

This resulted in South African declaring that he has failed to recover from a blow suffered to his head two months ago in the PSL, and will return home to South Africa.

The Proteas super-star is now scheduled to play the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) next followed by IPL 2021. If the opening batsman of CSK fails to recover in time he may have to withdraw from CPL & IPL as well.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Big concern for CSK as Faf Du Plessis again getting affected by concussion, withdraws from The Hundred

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Will Faf Du Plessis be fit? Faf du Plessis took to Instagram on Friday to announce that he would not be taking part in The Hundred having failed to recover from a concussion. The CSK star suffered the injury when his head collided with his Quetta Gladiators team-mate Mohammad Hasnain’s knee during a fixture against Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi in June. The injury ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament and he subsequently returned to South Africa before travelling to Croatia to quarantine ahead of the Hundred.

 

 

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Faf du Plessis was ruled out for three games and was expected to make a return, but now will spend some time back home. If he recovers fully, he will fly to the Caribbean for the CPL T20. Dane Vilas, who was drafted in for the three games, will continue to serve as his replacement the Superchargers announced in a statement. The 37-year-old said that he was grateful for the support he has received during his injury and hopes to return to the Hundred next season.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Will Faf Du Plessis be fit, why the South African star is important for CSK?

Du Plessis’ fitness will be of prime importance to CSK as the South African is a vital cog in MS Dhoni’s plans with the franchise. The 37-year-old, who opens the batting for the three-time champions has been supremely consistent for the franchise since their return in 2018 and enjoyed a purple patch during Phase 1.

In the seven games for CSK earlier this year, Du Plessis scored 320 runs at a strike rate of 145.45 and was the third-highest run-getter before the tournament was suspended due to the pandemic. One of the most experienced heads in the squad, the 37-year-old veteran is invaluable to the CSK set-up and will be hoping for a swift recovery.

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