The IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31, with the first match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings set to take place in Ahmedabad. However, according to ESPNcricinfo report, several South African star players, including Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, David Miller, and Aiden Markram, will only join their respective IPL teams in India after April 2.
A total of five IPL matches will be played between the starting date of March 31 and April 2 so all teams who have these players in their initial playing 11 list will have to adjust their team rosters accordingly.
South African Players in IPL Teams in 2023 edition
|Team||South African Players|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen|
|Delhi Capitals||Nortje, Lungi Ngidi|
|Mumbai Indians||Tristan Stubbs, possibly Dewald Brevis|
|Gujarat Titans (Defending Champions)||David Miller|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Quinton de Kock|
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has informed BCCI that they want all their big performers available for the two-match home ODI series against the Netherlands. The series starts in late March and is crucial for South Africa to directly qualify for the 2023 World Cup, which will take place later this year in India.
The Netherlands has announced their best lineup for the ODIs in South Africa and the series in Zimbabwe. The South African teams are scheduled to play on March 31 and April 2 in Benoni and Johannesburg, respectively, in both of those ODI Super League series.
“The BCCI understands the importance of the Netherlands series to us automatically qualifying for the 2023 World Cup,” CSA’s chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki confirmed.
Top 8 teams in the ODI Super League will directly qualify for the 2023 World Cup, whereas the bottom five teams must compete in the World Cup Qualifiers alongside five Associate teams. South Africa currently sits at No. 9 and is competing with West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Ireland to secure a direct entry into the World Cup.