South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis will replace Australia’s Aaron Finch as the Northern Superchargers captain in The Hundred, the organisers announced on Friday.

Several foreign players have withdrawn from the the inaugural 100-ball-a-side competition due to the COVID-19 related challenges with the organisers announcing the replacements on Friday.

Former South Africa skipper du Plessis replaces Australia’s limited overs captain Finch, who will be away with national team.

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Du Plessis joins the likes of England all-rounder Ben Stokes, spinner Adil Rashid and Australia’s Chris Lynn at the Superchargers.

“It is a real honour to lead Northern Superchargers in their first season. Playing alongside the likes to Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and Chris Lynn alongside a number of talented young players will be really exciting. I…

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