Faf du Plessis IPL 2022

As many as 11 South Africans were retained by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for the 2023 tournament. Photo: Twitter @RCBtweets

11 South Africans retained by IPL franchises for 2023 tournament

As many as 11 South Africans were retained by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for the 2023 tournament.

Faf du Plessis IPL 2022

As many as 11 South Africans were retained by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for the 2023 tournament. Photo: Twitter @RCBtweets

As many as 11 South Africans were retained by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for the 2023 tournament.

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On Tuesday, 15 November, the 10 teams confirmed their squads and submitted their retained and released players list for what will be the 16th edition of the world’s most lucrative T20 event.

Teenage star Dewald Brevis was one of the notable retentions by the Mumbai Indians along with Tristan Stubbs.

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David Miller steered the Gujurat Titans to their maiden IPL title earlier this year, scoring 481 runs in his 16 games at an average of 68.71, as was predictably retained.

Faf du Plessis, who captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022, was also retained after scoring 468 runs in his 16 innings.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was the highest-scoring South African in this year’s IPL – and the third-highest overall – with 508 runs in 15 games. There was little doubt the Lucknow Super Giants weren’t going to retain their star man.

Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada was also retained by the Punjab Kings after taking 23 wickets at an average of 17.65 in 13 IPL games in 2022.

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Others to be retained from a South African point of view were Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi (both Delhi Capitals), Dwaine Pretorius (Chennai Super Kings), Marco Jansen and Aiden Markram (both Sunrisers Hyderabad).

The IPL 2023 mini-auction will take place in Kochi on 23 December.

No official date has been set for the start of next year’s tournament.

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South African IPL players retained:

Delhi Capitals – Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Mumbai Indians – Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Faf du Plessis

Chennai Super Kings – Dwaine Pretorius

Lucknow Super Giants – Quinton de Kock 

Gujarat Titans – David Miller

Punjab Kings – Kagiso Rabada

Sunrisers Hyderabad – Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram