Fans have been waiting for IPL since a very long time, but now they don’t have to wait much. The BCCI has completed the entire league’s schedule. However, there is no official announcement yet. Indian team captain Virat Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Banglore has not won any of the IPL seasons so far. However, with the changes in the team, the expectations of both fans and skipper Virat Kolhi are high for this season. These expectations of Kohli have bumped though. According to the situation, Kohli will not have his best friend and RCB star batsman AB de Villiers with him at the beginning of the league. South African players will join their respective teams in IPL after September due to total lockdown in South Africa.
South African players will join the league after September
Actually, South Africa is totally locked down till the end of September due to Coronavirus. The IPL is scheduled to begin on September 19. This means that apart from AB de Villiers, fast bowler Dale Steyn, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will also not be able to connect with their teams. It is also difficult for RCB because they bought Chris Morris of South Africa at a big price of 10 crores. However, Imran Tahir will join Chennai Super Kings on time as he is currently playing CPL, and is out of the country before the lockdown.
South Africa Players in IPL
The late arrival of South African players will affect Virat Kohli’s team RCB the most. The team has not won a single title so far. AB de Villiers is one of the top batsmen and star player RCB has. Apart from AB de Villiers, they have played a big bet on Chris Morris this season. Although the franchise can send a special plane to bring top players to India, for this they might need a lot of permissions. A total of 10 South African players are part of the IPL.
South African players AB de Villiers (RCB), Quinton de Kock (MI), Dale Steyn (RCB), Chris Morris (RCB), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Faf du Plessis (CSK), Imran Tahir (CSK), David Miller (RR), Hardus Viljoen (KXIP) are part of IPL