The South African T20 league follows the IPL format. The teams in the league are also owned by the IPL Franchises. The recently conducted South African T20 auctions were a testimony of that fact. 306 players went under the hammer for auctions to be selected by the 6 IPL franchises. Tristan Stubbs proved out to be the hottest prospect in the auction after a bidding war ensued for his services where he was finally bought by SunRisers Eastern Cape. Rilee Rossouw and Marco Jansen were the next two most expensive buys.
One of the most shocking things that happened is that South Africa’s captain in the white ball format – Temba Bavuma & South Africa’s captain in the Tests – Dean Elgar, both remained unsold and were not picked by any of the franchises. This came across as a shocker to cricket fans all across the world specially because Temba Bavuma will be leading South Africa in the T20 World Cup just in a few weeks.
SA 20 League Auction: COSTLIEST BUYS
Tristan Stubbs – R 9.2 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
Rilee Rossouw – R 6.9 million – Pretoria Capitals
Marco Jansen – R 6.1 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
Wayne Parnell – R 5.6 million – Pretoria Capitals
Donavon Ferreira – R 5.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
Sisanda Magala – R 5.4 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
Heinrich Klassen – R 4.5 million – Durban’s Super Giants
Reeza Hendricks – R 4.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
Tabraiz Shamsi – R 4.3 million – Paarl Royals
Dwaine Pretorius – R 4.1 million – Durban’s Super Giants
CSA T20 League Full Squads
Durban’s Super Giants Squad (Owners: RPSG Sports Private Limited)
Batters: Henrich Klaasen, Johnson Charles (West Indies), Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Keemo Paul (West Indies), Wiaan Mulder, Christian Jonker, Jason Holder (West Indies), Kyle Mayers (West Indies)
Bowlers: Kyle Abbott, Simon Harmer, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madhushanka (Sri Lanka), Reece Topley (England), Penelan Subrayen
Joburg Super Kings Squad (Owners: Chennai Super Kings Limited)
Total 17 players, Overseas 7 players
Batters: Faf du Plessis, Donavon Ferreira, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Harry Brook (England), Kyle Verreynne, Leus Du Plooy
All-rounders: George Garton (England), Lewis Gregory (England), Romario Shepherd (West Indies)
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Lizaad Williams, Caleb Seleka, Nandre Burger, Malusi Soboto, Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Gerland Coetzee
MI Cape Town Full SQUAD (Owners: Reliance Industries Limited)
Total 17 players, Overseas 6 players
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen, Webley Marshall
All-rounders: Odean Smith (West Indies), George Linde, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Sam Curran (England)
Bowlers: Beuran Hendricks, Olly Stone (England), Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan), Ziyaad Abrahamns, Kagiso Rabada.
Paarl Royals Full Squad (Owners: Royals Sports Group)
Total: 17 players, Overseas: 5 Players
Batters: Jason Roy (England), Eoin Morgan (England), Dane Vilas, Mithcell Van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (England), David Miller.
All-rounders: Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Codi Yusuf, Even Jones.
Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, B Jorn Fortuin, Ramon Simmonds (West Indies), Obed McCoy (West Indies), Corbin Bosch.
Pretoria Capitals Full Squad (Owners: JSW Sports)
Total: 17 players, Overseas: 6 players
Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt (England), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Will Jacks (England), Cameron Delport, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais.
All-rounders: James Neesham (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell
Bowlers: Josh Little (Ireland), Adil Rashid (England), Shaun Von Berg, Daryn Dupavillon, Anrich Nortje, Michael Pretorius.
SunRisers Eastern Cape Squad (Owners: Sun TV Network)
Total: 17 players, Overseas: 7 players
Batters: Tristan Stubbs, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox (England), Adam Rossington (England), Marques Ackerman, Aiden Markram.
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse (England), JJ Smuts, Tom Abell (England), Aya Gqamane, Roeof van der Merwe, James Fuller (England).
Bowlers: Mason Crane (England), Junaid Dawood, Ottneil Baartman