IPL 2023: 3 Reasons Why Faf Du Plessis Might Have A Good IPL Season

Faf Du Plessis

Top-order batter Faf Du Plessis is the skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise.

He led the RCB franchise quite well and RCB finished in the 3rd position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.

Come IPL 2023 and Faf Du Plessis would be hoping to continue from where he left off in IPL 2022.

This time Virat Kohli is in red-hot form as well and this simply makes RCB, one of the strongest teams on paper, heading into IPL 2023.

Faf Du Plessis’s role in RCB will become really important as he is the opener in the team.

He had a good run in IPL 2022 as a batter and if he continue that, RCB will be over the moon.

In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Faf Du Plessis might have a good IPL season in IPL 2023:

1. Faf Du Plessis had a good IPL 2022 as a captain and as a batter

IPL 2022 was the dream start for the South African batter as skipper.

He led Royal Challengers Bangalore by example and made sure that RCB qualify for the playoffs.

The Faf Du Plessis led side lost in the Qualifier 2 to Rajasthan Royals but they had a memorable stint in IPL 2022.

Last season, he mustered 468 runs in 16 games with an average of 31.20.

He had 3 fifties under his belt and this will act as a confidence booster for him, heading into IPL 2023.

2. He had a terrific outing in the SA20 League 2023

In the inaugural edition of the SA20 League, Faf Du Plessis breathed fire with the bat.

He finished as the second highest run-getter in the tournament, with 369 runs under his belt in 11 games.

Plessis’s highest score in the SA20 League was 113* and he had an outstanding average of 41.00 in the tournament.

This will most certainly motivate him to play well in IPL 2023 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

3. The ground in Chinnaswamy Stadium is quite small

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s home games will be taking place at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

The boundaries are quite small in Bangalore and shot-making becomes quite easy.

Faf Du Plessis should be backing himself to hit the big lofted shots and get some big knocks under his belt.

He is a very good player of spin and should be looking to target the spinners and take them to the cleaners.

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