7. Faf du Plessis - Chennai Super Kings
The former SA skipper is one of the most senior members of CSK in IPL 2021 and will have more responsibilities in the absence of Shane Watson. In addition to his batting, Faf du Plessis might also be called upon to take over the captaincy reigns if in case MS Dhoni has to miss a game during IPL 2021. As per reports, Suresh Raina who has been the deputy to MS over the years, might be replaced by either Faf or Jadeja for that role this season.