The first ever player draft for South Africa’s inaugural T20 Global League got underway on Sunday in Cape Town. The T20 Global League is Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) answer to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash T20 competitions.
Eight franchises have been spread out across South Africa after a tedious process in which over 150 applications were received. CSA unveiled the owners which include five Indians in an event in London on 19 June.
🔰 Benoni Zalmi: Q de Kock, Jason Roy, Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal, Lungi Ndidi, David Wiese, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Leus du Plooy.
🔰 Bloem City Blazers: David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Dane Peterson, Chris Jordan, Dwayne Smith, Shaun von Burg, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Van Wyk, Beuran Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn
🔰 Cape Town Knight Riders: JP Duminy, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Smith, Rudi Second
🔰 Durban Qalanders: Hashim Amla, Eoin Morgan, Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Mitchell McClenaghan, Bjorn Fortuin, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Junior Dala, Qaasim Adams
🔰 Joburg Giants: Kagiso Rabada, Brendon McCullum, Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Jonker, Temba Bavuma, Patrick Kruger, Yasir Shah, Nicholas Pooran
🔰 Nelson Mandela Bay Stars: Imran Tahir, Kevin Pietersen, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram, Anwar Ali, Heinrich Klassen, Junaid Khan, Dawid Malan,Sisanga Magala, Heino Kuhn
🔰 Pretoria Mavericks: AB de Villiers, Dwayne Bravo, Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Vilas, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Johan Botha, Vaughn van Jaarsveld
🔰 Stellenbosch Monarchs: Faf du Plessis, Lasith Malinga, Alex Hales, Tabaiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Moshele, Willem Mulder, Justin Ontong