SA20 teams announce preliminary squads ahead of player auctions scheduled for September

SA20 teams announce preliminary squads ahead of player auctions scheduled for September
SA20 teams announce preliminary squads ahead of player auctions scheduled for September

SA20 teams announce preliminary squads ahead of player auctions scheduled for September

The six SA20 teams have announced a competitive set of preliminary squads ahead of the Season 2 auction taking place on September 27th. All six squads have placed a strong emphasis on retaining homegrown South African talent, combined with the quality experience of overseas players.

Season 1 saw the rise and prominence of young stars performing on a global stage, with the international recruits adding their skill and expertise to produce a world-class display of entertaining and competitive cricket.

The planning and strategy behind the scenes to confirm squads will culminate at the auction. With teams making last-bid strategic purchases to complete their squads. For Season 2, each team has a salary purse cap of R39.1 million. Also with an increase of R5.1 million from last season.

There will be 15 auction picks available across the six teams. In addition to the new Rookie player to be added to the squad. This is a player aged under 22 that has not played SA20 before, making it a total of 21 picks on the day.

SA20 League Commissioner, Graeme Smith, expects another captivating season of South Africa’s premier T20 League:

“Season 2 of the SA20 is shaping up to be another spectacular showcase of world class cricket and entertainment. The quality of the players already included in the SA20 squads, including a few newcomers, is testimony to the success of the inaugural season. Our planning is on track and we look forward to the auction and welcoming players and fans in Season 2”.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape have retained the core of their championship-winning squad with a few notable overseas inclusions. Including former ICC World No 1 T20 batter Dawid Malan, Liam Dawson and Craig Overton (who is their Wildcard) . This has left them with only three picks and a purse of R1.865 million available at the auction.

Runners-up Pretoria Capitals have greater room for movement. With a remaining purse of R9.737 million to add a further six players to complete their 19-player squad. Five of those six players can potentially still be overseas players.

Joburg Super Kings will be in the market for five players with a remaining purse of R6.1 million. The Johannesburg outfit bolstered their squad with the pre-signing of Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Sam Cook and Zahir Khan.

Durban’s Super Giants have finalised the majority of their squad with 16 signings. And will have R1.675 million to make up the three outstanding players.

MI Cape Town, who retained last season’s captain Rashid Khan and Sam Curran and also pre-signed English duo Liam Livingstone and Tom Banton, still have a remaining R5.05 million in their purse. Jofra Archer, retains his slot in the squad as the teams Wildcard player.

Paarl Royals boast R 8.865million in their purse and could potentially add high-profile overseas-based players to their squad as they enter the auction looking to fill four slots. Their squad already boasts the England pair of Jos Buttler and also Jason Roy along with West Indian bowler, Obed McCoy. Promising seventeen-year-old South Africa U19 left-arm quick, Kwena Maphaka, becomes the youngest player to be signed. With the Paarl outfit snapping up the talented bowler ahead of the auction.

The Wildcard option introduced in the inaugural season has proved to be a hit. WWith  four teams incorporating their Season 1 Wildcard selections into their main Season 2 squads. This means that four teams will acquire a new Wildcard for Season 2. And also have until December 30th to confirm the player.

In the squad of 19, all teams required to include a minimum of 10 South African players. Also a maximum of seven international players and an additional new rookie player who must be South African.

Therefore, the auction will take place on September 27th in Johannesburg and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

SA20: List of pre-liminary squads

  • ® means the player was signed up as a replacement last season
  • (WC) means the player was a Wildcard last season

Durban’s Super Giants

Available purse for auction – R1.675 million

1 Prenelan Subrayen Pre-sign RSA
2 Quinton De Kock Pre-sign RSA
3 Naveen Ul Haq Pre-sign Overseas
4 Kyle Mayers Pre-sign Overseas
5 Reece Topley Pre-sign Overseas
6 Bhanuka Rajapaksa Pre-sign Overseas
7 Dwaine Pretorius Retain RSA
8 Keshav Maharaj Retain RSA
9 Keemo Paul Retain Overseas
10 Kyle Abbott Retain RSA
11 Heinrich Klaasen Retain RSA
12 Wiaan Mulder Retain RSA
13 Dilshan Madushanka Retain Overseas
14 Jon-Jon Smuts Trade In RSA
15 Matthew Breetzke Retain RSA
16 Junior Dala Retain RSA
17 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
18 Wildcard pick Before 30 Dec RSA or Overseas
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

Joburg Super Kings

Available purse for auction – R6.1 million

1 Gerald Coetzee Pre-sign RSA
2 Francois du Plessis Pre-sign RSA
3 Moeen Ali Pre-sign Overseas
4 David Wiese Pre-sign Overseas
5 Zahir Khan Pre-sign Overseas
6 Sam Cook Pre-sign Overseas
7 Leus du Plooy Retain Overseas
8 Reeza Hendricks Retain RSA
9 Lizaad Williams Retain RSA
10 Nandre Burger Retain RSA
11 Donovan Ferreira Retain RSA
12 Aaron Phangiso Retain (WC) RSA
13 Sibonelo Makhanya Retain ® RSA
14 Kyle Simmonds Retain ® RSA
15 Wildcard pick Wild Card RSA or Overseas
16 Auction pick Auction RSA
17 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
18 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

MI Cape Town

Available purse for auction – R5.05 million

1 Dewald Brevis Pre-sign RSA
2 Kagiso Rabada Pre-sign RSA
3 Rashid Khan Pre-sign Overseas
4 Sam Curran Pre-sign Overseas
5 Liam Livingstone Pre-sign Overseas
6 Tom Banton Pre-sign Overseas
7 Rassie Van Der Dussen Retained RSA
8 Delano Potgieter Retained RSA
9 Ryan Rickelton Retained RSA
10 George Linde Retained RSA
11 Beuran Hendricks Retained RSA
12 Duan Jansen Retained RSA
13 Olly Stone Retained Overseas
14 Grant Roelofsen Retained RSA
15 Jofra Archer Wildcard Overseas
16 Auction pick Auction RSA/Overseas
17 Auction pick Auction RSA/Overseas
18 Auction pick Auction RSA
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

Paarl Royals

Available purse for auction – R8.865 million

1 Kwena Maphaka Pre-sign RSA
2 David Miller Pre-sign RSA
3 Jos Buttler Pre-sign Overseas
4 Obed McCoy Pre-sign Overseas
5 Tabraiz Shamsi Retained RSA
6 Lungisani Ngidi Retained RSA
7 Jason Roy Retained Overseas
8 Andile Phehlukwayo Retained(WC) RSA
9 Dane Vilas Retained RSA
10 Bjorn Fortuin Retained RSA
11 Mitchell Van Buuren Retained RSA
12 Wihan Lubbe Retained RSA
13 Ferisco Adams Retained RSA
14 Codi Yusuf Retained RSA
15 Evan Jones Retained RSA
16 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
17 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
18 Wildcard pick Before 30 Dec
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

Pretoria Capitals

Available purse for auction – R9.737 million

1 Migael Pretorius Pre-sign RSA
2 Anrich Nortje Pre-sign RSA
3 Jimmy Neesham Pre-sign Overseas
4 Rilee Rossouw Retain RSA
5 Colin Ingram Retain ® RSA
6 Senuran Muthusamy Retain (WC) RSA
7 Wayne Parnell Retain RSA
8 Theunis De Bruyn Retain RSA
9 Adil Rashid Retain Overseas
10 William Jacks Retain Overseas
11 Eathan Bosch Retain RSA
12 Shane Dadswell Retain RSA
13 Corbin Bosch Trade in RSA
14 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
15 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
16 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
17 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
18 Wildcard pick Before 30 Dec RSA/Overseas
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Available purse for auction – R1.865 million

1 Ottniel Baartman Pre-sign RSA
2 Aiden Markram Pre-sign RSA
3 Liam Dawson Pre-sign Overseas
4 Dawid Malan Pre-sign Overseas
5 Marco Jansen Retained RSA
6 Tristan Stubbs Retained RSA
7 Sisanda Magala Retained RSA
8 Brydon Carse Retained Overseas
9 Simon Harmer Trade in RSA
10 Temba Bavuma Retained ® RSA
11 Sarel Erwee Retained RSA
12 Jordan Hermann Retained (WC) RSA
13 Aya Gqamane Retained RSA
14 Adam Rossington Retained Overseas
15 Tom Abell Retained Overseas
16 Craig Overton Wildcard Overseas
17 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
18 Auction pick Auction RSA or Overseas
19 Rookie draft pick Auction RSA

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