Several South Africans have been released from franchise contracts ahead of next year’s Indian Premier League.
Former Proteas batsman Gary Kirsten has been removed as head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has resigned as the Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach.
Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir was unable to prevent the Chennai Super Kings from slipping to a one-run defeat to the Mumbai Indians in Sunday’s Indian Premier League final in Hyderabad, but topped the 2019 tournament’s wicket-takers regardless.
The 2018 and 2019 editions of the Indian Premier League have come and gone. Certain players are paid per match, while others hold seasonal contracts. Some South Africans have offered franchises better value for money than others, as this two-year analysis reveals.
The Proteas dominated in the 2019 IPL season, with Imran Tahir topping the wicket charts, Kagiso Rabada finishing second and Quinton de Kock ending third on the run-scoring charts.
Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock played a key role as the Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by one run in Sunday’s Indian Premier League final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
Faf du Plessis continued to impress in the IPL, setting the tone with a half-century that guided the Chennai Super Kings to their eighth IPL final in 10 years.
A Delhi Capitals XI minus the services of South African trio Chris Morris, Colin Ingram and Kagiso Rabada, beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in Wednesday’s Indian Premier League eliminator in Visakhapatnam.
Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir was unable to prevent the Chennai Super Kings from falling to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the Mumbai Indians in Tuesday’s Indian Premier League first qualifier at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai.
The 2019 Indian Premier League round-robin fixtures have been completed. Four South Africans have left, and six remain for this week’s play-offs.
Quinton de Kock scored a helpful 30 as the Mumbai Indians chased down 133-7 to knock the Kolkata Knight Riders out of the IPL.
A near century from Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was not enough for the Chennai Super Kings to prevent a six-wicket defeat to the Kings XI Punjab in Sunday’s Indian Premier League fixture at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh.
Former South African captain AB de Villiers fell for a mere single, but the Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets regardless, in Saturday’s Indian Premier League fixture at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.