Bangladesh team will visit South Africa in a few days. Bangladesh will play three ODIs and two Tests there. But then the world’s most magnificent franchise league IPL will start. There are quite a few Proteas players out there. But Elgar, a South African batsman, said it would be a test of patriotism as the country and the IPL started at the same time.
Bangladesh will play three ODIs and two Tests in South Africa. The three ODI matches will be held on March 18, 20 and 23 respectively. On the other hand, IPL will start on March 26 in India. Meanwhile, the Test series between Bangladesh and South Africa will start on March 31 with a one-week break. In other words, this Test series and IPL will run at the same time.
Dean Elgar, one of the most important players in the team, looked at the Proteas in such a situation. Although the country’s board has left the decision on the players. However, the captain of the South African Test team thinks that this is a test.
Elgar said cricketers should make it clear to Cricket South Africa whether they will play Tests or go to the IPL. The situation has become very difficult as the decision has been left to the cricketers. I think the responsibility of the players will be understood this time.
Elgar reminded that all the players who are getting a chance in the IPL have done well in this national team. He said they must not forget that it was Test and ODI cricket that took them to the IPL. There is no other way.
Several players of the IPL national team have got a team in this IPL. Some of the important players among them are De Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Narkia, Makram and many more.