Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Durban Heat by Numbers

Durban Heat by Numbers

Durban Heat - Mzansi Super League - Cricket - South Africa - T20 Competition

With the 2019 Mzansi Super League underway, we look at the numbers that come with the Durban Heat squad for this year's tournament. Make sure you get down to Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium and show your support!


1 – the number of professional T20 caps Marco Jansen has to his name going into the Mzansi Super League

1 - winners of the 2018 MSL that the Durban Heat has in its squad (Dane Vilas won the competition with the Jozi Stars in 2018)

2 – the number of English players in the 2019 Durban Heat squad (Alex Hales, Ravi Bopara)

2 – the number of stints Englishman Ravi Bopara has had with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins (2010/11 & 2013)

3 - the number of players in the Durban Heat squad who have more than 200 T20 caps

Kyle Abbott - Durban Heat - Mzansi Super League

4 - most wickets taken by a single Durban Heat bowler in an MSL match (Kyle Abbott 4/27 v Tshwane Spartans)

5 - the number of catches taken by SJ Erwee in the 2018 MSL (most by a Durban Heat player)

5 - the number of MSL debutants the Durban Heat have in the squad for the 2019 competition

5 - the number of retained players in the Durban Heat squad this season

6 - the number of Durban Heat players who have played T20 International cricket

7 - the number of players in the Durban Heat squad who have more than 100 T20 caps

8 - the number of players in the Durban Heat side schooled in KwaZulu-Natal

10 - The number of players in the Durban Heat squad for the first time

10 - the most wickets by a Durban Heat bowler in the 2018 MSL (Kyle Abbott)

10 - the number of players who play or have played for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the Durban Heat squad

19 - Age of the youngest player in the Durban Heat squad (Marco Jansen)

28.5 - the average age of the Durban Heat squad for the 2019 Mzansi Super League

34 - Age of the oldest players in the Durban Heat squad (Dane Vilas & Ravi Bopara)

35 - number of balls Dave Miller took to score the world's quickest T20 International hundred (against Bangladesh in 2017)

45.75 - Dane Vilas' batting average in the 2018 MSL (5th highest in the competition)

Khaya Zondo - Durban Heat - Batting - Cricket - Mzansi Super League 2018

67 - the highest score from a Durban Heat batsman in the 2018 MSL (Khaya Zondo v CT Blitz)

116 - Alex Hales' highest T20 score (still the highest T20 International score by an English batsman)

160.71 - Kyle Abbott's batting strike-rate in the 2018 MSL (highest for a Durban Heat batsman)

189 - highest team total for the Durban Heat in the 2018 MSL

215 – the number of T20 International caps amongst the Durban Heat squad

331 – the number of T20 caps to Ravi Bopara's name (ninth most in history)

More information can be found at www.durbanheat.co.za.


Durban Heat Squad:

Andile Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales, David Miller (retained player), Dane Vilas, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj (retained player), Kyle Abbott (retained player), Khaya Zondo (retained player), Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee (retained player), Malusi Siboto, Prenelan Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Wesley Marshall.


Friday, November 15: 17h30
Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium

Sunday, November 17: 10h00
Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium

Thursday, November 21: 17h30
Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat
SuperSport Park

Saturday, November 23: 12h30
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat
St. George’s Park

Thursday, November 28: 17h30
Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat

Saturday, November 30: 12h30
Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium

Wednesday, December 4: 17h30
Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat
Eurolux Boland Park

Saturday, December 7: 12h30
Jozi Stars v Durban Heat
Imperial Wanderers Stadium

Tuesday, December 10: 17h30
Durban Heat v Jozi Stars
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium

Friday, December 13: 17h30
Play-off, 2nd v 3rd
(reserve day if required on Saturday, December 14, 12h30)

Monday, December 16: 17h30
(reserve day if required on Tuesday, December 17, 17h30)

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