Up to 314 players entered the auction for the first tournament of South Africa’s SA 20 League on Monday, September 19. It was an action-packed bidding process involving all 6 teams, in There some big names set up bidding wars while others, including national team captain Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar, failed to sell.
Tristan Stubbs turned out to be the most expensive player in the SA 20 League auction, earning Rs 9.1 million. The Mumbai Indian player sparked an auction war when MI Cape Town and JoBurg Super Kings came out. hand after the 22-year-old player made a big splash. MI Cape Town cost up to R7 million but in the end SunRisers Eastern Cape bought him.
The stars of the South Africa Test, including Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen, found no one to pass. In decisions that raised many eyebrows, South Africa white football captain Temba Bavuma, who will lead the team at the T20 World Cup in Australia, also failed to sell alongside Andile Phehlukwayo.
Former England captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham, who recently gave up his national contract, were among those who failed to sell initially just to find a buyer in the ring. expedited auction.
Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, SunRisers Eastern Cape seem to have assembled a strong lineup with the Super Kings aligning their teams at a pace befitting the Highveld conditions.
Notably, all 6 teams were allowed to select up to 5 players in the pre-auction draft for the first edition of the SA 20 tournament, to be held in January 2023. All 6 teams are owned by the franchise owners of the Indian Premier League.
SA 20 League Auction: BEST BUY
- Tristan Stubbs – Rs 9.2 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Rilee Rossouw – Rs 6.9 million – Pretoria capital
- Marco Jansen – Rs 6.1 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Wayne Parnell – Rs 5.6 million – Pretoria capital
- Donavon Ferreira – Rs 5.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
- Sisanda Magala – Rs 5.4 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Heinrich Klassen – R 4.5 million – Durban’s Super Giant
- Reeza Hendricks – R 4.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
- Tabraiz Shamsi – Rs 4.3 million – Paarl Royals
- Dwaine Pretorius – R 4.1 million – Durban’s Super Giant
FULL SQUADS – SA 20 League
Durban’s Super Giants (Owner: RPGG Sports Private Limited)
Total 17 players, overseas. 6 players
Batters: Henrich Klaasen, Johnson Charles (West Indies), Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock
All rounds: Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Keemo Paul (West Indies), Wiaan Mulder, Christian Jonker, Jason Holder (West Indies), Kyle Mayers (West Indies)
The pitcher: Kyle Abbott, Simon Harmer, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madhushanka (Sri Lanka), Reece Topley (UK), Penelan Subrayen
Joburg Super Kings (Owner: Chennai Super Kings Limited)
Total 17 players, 7 players overseas
Batters: Faf du Plessis, Donavon Ferreira, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Harry Brook (England), Kyle Verreynne, Leus Du Plooy
All rounds: George Garton (England), Lewis Gregory (England), Romario Shepherd (West Indies)
The pitcher: Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Lizaad Williams, Caleb Seleka, Nandre Burger, Malusi Soboto, Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Gerland Coetzee
MI Cape Town (Owner: Reliance Industries Limited)
Total 17 players, 6 players overseas
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen, Webley Marshall
All rounds: Odean Smith (West Indies), George Linde, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Sam Curran (England)
The pitcher: Beuran Hendricks, Olly Stone (England), Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan), Ziyaad Abrahamns, Kagiso Rabada.
Paarl Royals (Owner: Royals Sports Group)
Total: 17 players, Foreign: 5 players
Batters: Jason Roy (UK), Eoin Morgan (UK), Dane Vilas, Mithcell Van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (UK), David Miller.
All rounds: Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Codi Yusuf, Even Jones.
The pitcher: Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, B Jorn Fortuin, Ramon Simmonds (West Indies), Obed McCoy (West Indies), Corbin Bosch.
Pretoria Capitals (Owner: JSW Sports)
Total: 17 players, Foreign: 6 players
Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt (UK), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Will Jacks (UK), Cameron Delport, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais.
All rounds: James Neesham (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell
The pitcher: Josh Little (Ireland), Adil Rashid (England), Shaun Von Berg, Daryn Dupavillon, Anrich Nortje, Michael Pretorius.
SunRisers Eastern Cape (Owner: Sun TV Network)
Total: 17 players, Foreign: 7 players
Batters: Tristan Stubbs, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox (England), Adam Rossington (England), Marques Ackerman, Aiden Markram.
All rounds: Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse (UK), JJ Smuts, Tom Abell (UK), Aya Gqamane, Roeof van der Merwe, James Fuller (UK).
The pitcher: Mason Crane (England), Junaid Dawood, Ottneil Baartman
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