Northern Superchargers understood to be lining up Dane Vilas as cover
Du Plessis suffered the initial concussion when his head collided with his Quetta Gladiators team-mate Mohammad Hasnain’s knee during a fixture against Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi in June. The injury ruled him out of the tournament and he returned to South Africa shortly after, before travelling to Croatia to quarantine ahead of the Hundred.
He had been due to captain the Superchargers in the Hundred, but Ben Stokes led in his absence during their opening fixture on Saturday night against Welsh Fire.
“The Northern Superchargers medical team have been assessing the 37-year-old since his arrival last Friday and have decided it is in the best interests of the batter to rest for the opening three games,” a statement said. “They will continue to monitor his progress.”
Stokes will captain against Trent Rockets on Monday, with a new captain – likely to be David Willey or Chris Lynn – due to stand in against the Originals on Wednesday.
Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98