SA20 League 2023 Player Auction: Full List Of Players, Complete Squads And Costliest Buys
SA20, the brand new franchise T20 league of South Africa, conducted its first-ever players' auctions on Monday and as many as 314 cricketers went under the hammer in the auction. The six teams in the league are owned by IPL franchises -- MI Cape Town (Reliance), Pretoria Capitals (JSW), Paarl Royals (Royals Sports Group), Durban Super Giants (RPG-Sanjiv Goenka), Johannesburg Super Kings (India Cements), Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Sunrisers Hyderabad owner Kaviya Maran).
With a salary cap of R 34 million (USD 1.9 million approx, INR 15 crore) per team, an intense bidding war was witnessed with Tristan Stubbs, who plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, being the most sought-after. Sunrisers Eastern Cape roped in his services for a whopping 9.2 million rand (USD 500,000 plus) at the inaugural auction of the SA T20 league.
Apart from Stubbs, here we bring you some of the costliest buys from the inaugural auction of the SA T20 league. Have a look:
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
FULL SQUADS - SA 20 League
Durban’s Super Giants (Owners: RPSG Sports Private Limited):
When Research ➕ Planning Execution 💪 After hours of intense bidding, the Durban's Super Giants team is now ready to rule! #SuperFam, what are your thoughts on our #SuperGiant team after yesterday's #SA20Auction?#DurbansSuperGiants | #DSG pic.twitter.com/L23yMDK2fp— Durban's Super Giants (@DurbansSG) September 20, 2022
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
MI Cape Town (Owners: Reliance Industries Limited):
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.
Pretoria Capitals (Owners: JSW Sports):
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.
Paarl Royals (Owners: Royals Sports Group):
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.
SunRisers Eastern Cape (Owners: Sun TV Network):
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
Joburg Super Kings (Owners: Chennai Super Kings Limited)
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