Mzansi Super League Announce T20 Squads

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In a defining moment for South Africa’s inaugural Mzansi Super League, the Main Player Draft was held at Montecasino in Johannesburg today, with 71 foreign players going into the draft.

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Each team had already been allocated a big-name Marquee Protea player. Today the teams made their picks from the six International Marquee Players and then filled the remaining 14 places in each squad from the foreign/kolpak and South African players who had applied to enter the draft.

View the full fixture list for the 2018 Mzansi Super League here!

In the mini-round to select the International Marquee Players, the Durban heat had first call and went for Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, the No. 1 ranked bowler in the current ICC T20 rankings. They were followed by the Jozi Stars who went for Chris Gayle of the Windies. Paarl Rocks followed with another Windies player, Dwayne Bravo. Cape Town Blitz then took Dawid Malan of England followed by Tshwane Spartans with England white ball captain Eoin Morgan and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants with England opening batsman Jason Roy.

In round one proper, the Giants led off with Chris Morris, followed by the Spartans with Lungi Ngidi, the Blitz with Andile Phehlukwayo, the Rocks with Tabraiz Shamsi, the Stars with Kolpak star Dane Vilas and the Heat with David Miller.

Lutho Sipamla became the first rookie to be chosen in Round Eight by the Spartans and they followed with another rookie in Tony de Zorzi in Round Nine. Other rookies signed were Sinethemba Qeshile for the Stars, Dyllan Matthews for the Giants, Okuhle Cele for the Heat, Eathan Bosch for the Rocks, and Kyle Verreynne for the Blitz.

The resulting teams are a unique blend of both local youth and international experience which is sure to make for some very exciting cricket.

The Draft order was predetermined by a weighted Player Matrix system. The players who are eligible for the main Draft are those who entered into a binding agreement to enter the Draft.

MZANSI SUPER LEAGUE FINAL SQUADS

(in order of Protea Marquee Player, International Marquee Player, and then the 14 draft rounds, making a total of 16 players per squad)

CAPE TOWN BLITZ: 

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  1. Quinton de Kock, 
  2. Dawid Malan (England)
  3. Andile Phehlukwayo
  4. Dale Steyn
  5. Samuel Badree (Windies)
  6. Asif Ali (Pakistan)
  7. Farhaan Behardien
  8. Anrich Nortje
  9. Janneman Malan
  10. Malusi Siboto
  11. George Linde
  12. Ferisco Adams
  13. Jason Smith
  14. Sibonelo Makhanya
  15. Kyle Verreynne (rookie)
  16. Dane Piedt


DURBAN HEAT: 

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  1. Hashim Amla
  2. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  3. David Miller
  4. Heinrich Klaasen
  5. Kyle Abbott (kolpak)
  6. Keshav Maharaj
  7. Khaya Zondo
  8. Albie Morkel
  9. Marchant de Lange (kolpak)
  10. Vernon Philander
  11. Brandon Mavuta (Zimbabwe)
  12. Temba Bavuma
  13. Morne van Wyk
  14. Okuhle Cele (rookie)
  15. Sarel Erwee
  16. Tladi Bokako


JOZI STARS: 

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  1. Kagiso Rabada
  2. Chris Gayle (Windies)
  3. Dane Vilas (kolpak)
  4. Rassie van der Dussen
  5. Daniel Christian (Australia)
  6. Beuran Hendricks
  7. Reeza Hendricks
  8. Dwaine Pretorius
  9. Eddie Leie
  10. Pite van Biljon
  11. Duanne Olivier
  12. Ryan Rickelton
  13. Sinethemba Qeshile (rookie)
  14. Simon Harmer (kolpak)
  15. Calvin Savage
  16. Alfred Mothoa.

 NELSON MANDELA BAY GIANTS:

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  1. Imran Tahir
  2. Jason Roy (England)
  3. Chris Morris
  4. Jon-Jon Smuts
  5. Junior Dala
  6. Christiaan Jonker
  7. Aaron Phangiso
  8. Ben Duckett (England)
  9. Sisanda Magala
  10. Ryan McLaren
  11. Heino Kuhn
  12. Marco Marais
  13. Dyllan Matthews (rookie)
  14. Lizaad Williams
  15. Rudi Second
  16. Carmi le Roux

 PAARL ROCKS: 

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  1. Faf du Plessis
  2. Dwayne Bravo (Windies)
  3. Tabraiz Shamsi
  4. Dane Paterson
  5. Aiden Markram
  6. Mangaliso Mosehle
  7. Bjorn Fortuin
  8. Vaughn van Jaarsveld
  9. Grant Thomson
  10. Paul Stirling (Ireland)
  11. Tshepo Moreki
  12. Henry Davids
  13. Cameron Delport (kolpak)
  14. Eathan Bosch (rookie)
  15. Patrick Kruger
  16. Kerwin Mungroo


TSHWANE SPARTANS: 

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  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Eoin Morgan (England)
  3. Lungi Ngidi
  4. Robbie Frylinck
  5. Jeewan Mendis (Sri Lanka)
  6. Theunis de Bruyn
  7. Rory Kleinveldt
  8. Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
  9. Gihahn Cloete
  10. Lutho Sipamla (rookie)
  11. Tony de Zorzi (rookie)
  12. Dean Elgar
  13. Andrew Birch
  14. Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
  15. Shaun von Berg
  16. Eldred Hawken
View the full fixture list for the 2018 Mzansi Super League here!
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