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Texas Super Kings announce retained players ahead of 2024 MLC Draft

The Super Kings are all set for another season of riveting action in the Major League Cricket. With the player’s drafts being announced, the Texas Super Kings have put out a list of their retained players ahead of the draft.

In this article, we will look at the players retained by Texas Super Kings ahead of the player draft of MLC 2024.

Players retained by Texas Super Kings

Heading into the second season of the Major League Cricket, TSK must have had a long thought about the player they can retain and let go. Hence, when they selected the final three players mentioned below, the reasoning must have been simply Winning!

1. Faf du Plessis

Texas Super Kings name Faf du Plessis as captain

It doesn’t surprise anyone to see the Texas side retain their captain first up on the list of players. Faf du Plessis has been an integral part of the Super Kings Family. He started out with Chennai Super Kings in 2011, and even when he left the team in 2021, the player has been associated with other sister franchises like Joburg Super Kings in SA20 and now Texas Super Kings in MLC.

Both the teams have done tremendously well under his captaincy. Although they’re yet to win a cup in either tournament, they are looking consistent, courtesy of the balance he brings to the side.

Furthermore, his batting performance for either team cannot be overlooked. In the two seasons with Joburg Super Kings, du Plessis has played 22 games and scored 608 runs in them with 5 fifties and 1 century to his name as well.

The 39-year-old is one of the most influential figures in the Super Kings Lineup. And will be expected to continue to serve the team and win a title as well.

2. Devon Conway

Devon conway

In recent years, Kiwis have found a special bond with Chennai Super Kings. Some say that it has something to do with Stephen Flemmings, a New Zealand legend, being the coach of the team; however, that is not the case.

Instead, these players have caught the eyes of the world, and everyone wants them on their team, and Devon Conway is no different. He has been in the best of form in recent years; hence, he gets to represent the best teams in the world.

Conway first became a part of the Super Kings family in 2022 when Chennai Super Kings bought him. He ended the 2023 season as the highest runs scorer for the team and helped them win the tournament as well.

The same goes for his performance in the first season of MLC. Conway made 221 runs in just 7 games in the first season of the tournament. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see him find a place in the list of the retained players by Texas Super Kings.

3. Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner of Newzealand

Another New Zealand player on the list is Mitchell Santner. He has been a part of the core squad of Super Kings since 2018. Chennai Super Kings bought him and has won the tournament with the side on 3 occasions.

He was among the wickets in the first season of Major League Cricket. He managed to pick 4 wickets in 7 games for the side, and although it was not enough, his batting prowess also played an essential part in selecting him for the tournament. 

Hopefully, he will turn out to be one of the players to look out for in the MLC 2024.

Texas Super Kings in MLC 2023

In the first outing, TSK had a memorable season that saw them qualify for the Playoffs, where they suffered a defeat in both their qualifier games. 

They had a great time out in the tournament’s group stages, which saw them win 3 out of their 5 matches. Things will be expected to be different in the upcoming season of the tournament. Hopefully, the team will win the trophy that eluded them in the first season.


How many players have Texas Super Kings retained for MLC 2024?

Texas Super Kings has retained a total of 3 players ahead of the draft of MLC 2024. These players include, Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway, and Mitchell Santner.

Who will be the captain of Texas Super Kings in 2024?

Faf du Plessis, who has been retained by the TSK management ahead of the 2024 player’s draft is most likely to lead the team in the upcoming 2024 season of MLC as well.

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