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Faf du Plessis ruled out of the three games of The Hundred

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Former South Africa player and Northern Superchargers captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the first three matches of The Hundred.

Du Plessis was appointed to lead the Northern Superchargers after replacing Australian captain Aaron Finch. England all-rounder Ben Stokes led the side for the Superchargers’ opening match of the new 100 balls per side tournament against the Welsh Fire on Saturday (July 24).

Faf still has symptoms of concussion

“Northern Superchargers men’s captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the opening three games of The Hundred, as the batter continues to suffer symptoms of concussion,” said an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement.

“The Northern Superchargers medical team have been assessing the 37-year-old since his arrival last Friday and have decided it is in the best interests of the batter to rest for the opening three games. They will continue to monitor his progress.”

Former Proteas skipper was concussed during a PSL 2021 match in Abu Dhabi last month, after colliding with Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain while trying to save a boundary and took no further part in that tournament.

He returned back home to South Africa. Then he returned to Croatia to quarantine ahead of his arrival in the United Kingdom for the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

The development also confirms that Stokes will captain against Trent Rockets on Monday, with perhaps a new skipper- most probably David Willey or Chris Lynn- set to be up against the Originals on Wednesday.

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