Mzansi Super League 2018: Teams, squads and marquee players

With a little over a month before the inaugural Mzansi Super League T20 begins, the player draft took place on Wednesday morning with the destination some of the world’s biggest stars confirmed.


The competition begins on November 16 and runs until December 16 with six teams taking part, and each team is tied to one of the host cities.

MSL T20 Teams

Cape Town Blitz (PPC Newlands), Durban Heat (Kingsmead), Jozi Stars (Bidvest Wanderers), Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (St George’s Park), Paarl Rocks (Eurolux Boland Park) and Tshwane Spartans (Supersport Park Centurion).


1. CAPE TOWN BLITZ

Home ground: Newlands

Coach: Ashwell Prince

Marquee Protea: Quinton de Kock

Marquee international: Dawid Malan

Squad: Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan (England), Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Samuel Badree (Windies), Asif Ali (Pakistan), Farhaan Behardien, Anrich Nortjé, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne (rookie), Dane Piedt

2. DURBAN HEAT

Home ground: Kingsmead

Coach: Grant Morgan

Marquee Protea: Hashim Amla

Marquee international: Rashid Khan

Squad: Hashim Amla, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Abbott (kolpak), Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, Marchant de Lange (kolpak), Vernon Philander, Brandon Mavuta (Zimbabwe), Temba Bavuma, Morné van Wyk, Okuhle Cele (rookie), Sarel Erwee, Tladi Bokako

3. JOZI STARS

Home ground: Wanderers

Coaching and technical team: Enoch Nkwe, Wandile Gwavu, Justin Sammons, Nandile Nelson Tyali, Brett Edwards

Marquee Protea: Kagiso Rabada

Marquee international: Chris Gayle

Squad: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle (Windies), Dane Vilas (kolpak), Rassie van der Dussen, Daniel Christian (Australia), Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Duanne Olivier, Ryan Rickelton, Sinethemba Qeshile (rookie), Simon Harmer (kolpak), Calvin Savage, Alfred Mothoa

4. NELSON MANDELA BAY GIANTS

Home ground: St. George’s Park

Coach: Eric Simons

Marquee Protea: Imran Tahir

Marquee international: Jason Roy

Squad: Imran Tahir, Jason Roy (England), Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Christiaan Jonker, Aaron Phangiso, Ben Duckett (England), Sisanda Magala, Ryan McLaren, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews (rookie), Lizaad Williams, Rudi Second, Carmi le Roux

5. PAARL ROCKS

Home ground: Boland Park

Coach: Adrian Birrell

Marquee Protea: Faf du Plessis

Marquee international: Dwayne Bravo

Squad: Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo (Windies), Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Paul Stirling (Ireland), Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport (kolpak), Eathan Bosch (rookie), Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo

6. TSHWANE SPARTANS

Home ground: Centurion

Coach: Mark Boucher

Marquee Protea: AB de Villiers

Marquee international: Eoin Morgan

Squad: AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan (England), Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeewan Mendis (Sri Lanka), Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla (rookie), Tony de Zorzi (rookie), Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch, Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken

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