Eleven South Africans have been kept by their IPL teams for the 2023 tournament, while two were released.
On Tuesday, all 10 IPL franchises confirmed the list of players they would be keeping and getting rid of for next year.
Probably the least surprising announcement was the Gujurat Titans’ decision to retain David Miller, who helped them to their maiden IPL title with 481 runs at an average of just less than 69 this year.
Quinton de Kock was the highest-scoring South African batsman in the 2022 competition and there probably wasn’t much discussion before the Lucknow Super Giants decided to retain him.
Dewald Brevis played seven matches and scored 161 runs at an average of 23 in his first IPL season for the Mumbai Indians. However, his potential is clear for all to see, including Mumbai who have extended his contract into 2023.
Fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi were kept by the Delhi Capitals, and Kagiso Rabada, who enjoys an ever-growing reputation in India, will stay at the Punjab Kings.
The only South Africans who failed to keep their spots and will have to go through the auction if they hope to play in the IPL in 2023 are Rassie van der Dussen and Corbin Bosch, who were both released by the Rajasthan Royals.
South African players retained:
- Gujarat Titans: David Miller
- Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock
- Mumbai Indians: Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs
- Delhi Capitals: Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
- Punjab Kings: Kagiso Rabada
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis
- Chennai Super Kings: Dwaine Pretorius
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram
South African players released:
- Rajasthan Royals: Rassie van der Dussen, Corbin Bosch