On Saturday, his name was announced at an event dubbed ‘RCB Unbox’ in this city. Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel were also in attendance.
Du Plessis, who played for Chennai Super Kings until last year, was bought for Rs 7 crore in the big auction last month by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Since Virat Kohli stood down as captain last year, citing workload management as a reason, RCB has been hunting for a new leader. Kohli had been in charge of the team since 2011.