Bad News for IPL Teams – South African players to join squad late !

Kagiso Rabada

The much anticipated IPL 2022 is all set to start from early April and fans can not wait for the high-intensity 15th season of the tournament. All the ten franchises are ready for a charged up season and the squads have been made as well. However, a recent update from Cricket South Africa might have a big impact on all the teams and their IPL 2022 fates and we discuss that topic in this article.

So let us get straight to what has exactly happened. According to the latest reports, South African captain Dean Elgar will try to convince his players to play against Bangladesh in the upcoming series and then join their respective IPL squads at a later date, maybe 12th April. This has big implications as after joining their teams, the players will also have to quarantine. This might hinder their availability in the IPL for the first 2-to 3 weeks.

Although the teams are not expected to play any big match in the first 2-3 weeks, it will hinder their initial training with the rest of the team. In a tournament as competitive as the Indian Premier League, building chemistry with your teammates is extremely necessary and this is what it might affect.

However, Cricket South Africa has given its players full permission to take part in the Indian Premier League completely this season and thus they can not oblige their players to stay. Dean Elgar, who himself will not feature in the IPL, has just made a request and it is up to the players to decide whether they will listen to him.

A number of South African players have made big bucks in IPL 2022 Mega Auction, the most important one being Kagiso Rabada. However, South African youngsters like Dewald Brevis have also impressed the sides and there was a war of bids for him. Mumbai Indians ended up buying him for 3 Crore rupees,