Mzansi Super League 2018: Full squads of all the teams after players drafts
AB de Villiers will be seen playing for the Tshwane Spartans.
Updated - Oct 17, 2018 8:20 pm
After a series of complications, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has finally managed to get their own T20 carnival the Mzansi Super League on the global T20 roster. The cricketing board has been pondering over having their own T20 league, designed on the lines of IPL, BBL, etc. for quite some time now. Had things gone according to the plan, they should have had their homegrown league rolling out last season. But complications at the eleventh hour saw their fortunes sway to the darker end.
Now, they have managed to restructure their plans and recently announced their own T20 league named Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20). The tournament is set to take place in the month of November and December this year. Six teams will feature in the competition. On October 17, an American sports-styled player draft was held to determine the squads of all the teams.
The six participating franchises picked native marquee players and then bagged an international marquee player as well. Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas and David Miller were the ones who bagged mega deals in the competition. They secured million-rand deals in the drafts.
The international marquee picks at the player drafts were Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy and Rashid Khan. Among the big names that went unsold in the drafts were some T20 big names like Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Billings, and Shoaib Malik.
Here are the full squads after the player drafts of Mzansi Super League T20:
Jozi Stars: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Dane Vilas, Rassie van der Dussen, Dan Christian, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Duanne Olivier, Ryan Rickelton, Sinethemba Qeshile, Simon Harmer, Calvin Savage, Alfred Mothoa
Durban Heat: Hashim Amla, Rashid Khan, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, Marchant de Lange, Vernon Philander, Brandon Mavuta, Temba Bavuma, Morne van Wyk, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Tladi Bokako
Cape Town Blitz: Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Samuel Badree, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien, Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Christiaan Jonker, Aaron Phangiso, Ben Duckett, Sisanda Magala, Ryan McLaren, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews (rookie), Lizaad Williams, Rudi Second, Carmi le Roux.
Paarl Rocks: Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Paul Stirling, Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Eathan Bosch, Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo.
Tshwane Spartans: AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams, Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch, Sikandar Raza, Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken.