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Khawaja replaces Du Plessis for Rising Pune Supergiants

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Rising Pune Supergiants announced today the signing of left-handed top order batsman Usman Khawaja to the squad. The team management announced that South African Faf du Plessis, who played a pivotal role in Pune’s batting line-up, has sustained an injury to his finger during the course of the last match and has returned to South Africa for treatment. In 6 matches so far this season, Du Plessis scored 206 runs with 2 half centuries.

Stephen Fleming, Coach, Rising Pune Supergiants, said, “One of our mainstays Faf du Plessis has injured his finger during the course of the last match and has returned to South Africa for further treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery. We are glad to have roped in Usman Khawaja in the team."

"His presence will definitely be an advantage to the team and could be pivotal in bolstering the position of the side in the tournament. His imperious form for the Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash League victory last season and being the leading run-scorer for Australia, for the recently-concluded World T20, has made us sit up and notice. His style of play is perfect for the T20 format."

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