Faf du Plessis leaves Rising Pune Supergiant camp to join South African teammates for England series
South Africa are supposed to play a 3-match One Day International series against England, starting May 24 as well as two warm-up games on May 19 and 21.
New Delhi: Rising Pune Superigant squad might be oozing with confidence after their impressive victory over Sunirsers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League encounter on Saturday, but they surely will miss one of the most prolific batsmen in their dug out as Faf du Plessis leaves the franchise tournament to join South African teammates ahead of an ODI series against England. (IPL 2017 - Full Coverage | Points Table)
The Pune star, who made only two appearances for the squad this term, was devoid of opportunities to cement his place in the squad, having been able to bat in only one match in which he scored 8 runs, will no longer be available at skipper Steve Smith's disposal.
This is what happens when u leave India...cake in ur face https://t.co/20lFr6VBHp
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) May 6, 2017
The Proteas are supposed to play a 3-match One Day International series against England, starting May 24 as well as two warm-up games on May 19 and 21.
Other South Africans including, Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers and Kings XI Punjab's David Miller also expected to leave IPL in the coming few days.
Pune presently have two more games to play in the league stage and they will look to win both in order to keep their place in the top two on the points table.