The second edition of South Africa’s premier T20 tournament, Mzansi Super League, began on November 8. In the opening match, last year’s finalists Cape Town Blitz beat the defending champions Jozi Stars by 15 runs at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
The tournament that will run till December 16 sees six teams battling it out for the magnificent T20 trophy. Each squad comprises 16 members, which include two marquee players — one from South Africa and the other an overseas player.
Full schedule for MSL 2019:
- Friday, November 8: Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz
- Saturday, November 9: Durban Heat vs Tshwane Spartans
- Sunday, November 10: Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz; Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Jozi Stars
- Wednesday, November 13: Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Thursday, November 14: Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars
- Friday, November 15: Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks
- Saturday, November 16: Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Sunday, November 17: Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz; Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans
- Wednesday, November 20: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz
- Thursday, November 21: Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat
- Friday, November 22: Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars
- Saturday, November 23: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat
- Sunday, November 24: Cape Town Blitz vs Paarl Rocks; Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans
- Wednesday, November 27: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks
- Thursday, November 28: Cape Town Blitz vs Durban Heat
- Friday, November 29: Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks
- Saturday, November 30: Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Sunday, December 1: Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks; Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans
- Tuesday, December 3: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans
- Wednesday, December 4: Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat
- Thursday, December 5: Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars
- Friday, December 6: Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Saturday, December 7: Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat
- Sunday, December 8: Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants; Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz
- Tuesday, December 10: Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars
- Friday, December 13: Eliminator
- Monday, December 16: Final
Squads of all the 2019 MSL teams
Cape Town Blitz: Quinton de Kock, Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Janneman Malan, George Linde, David Bedingham, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokoana, Aviwe Mgijima, Khwezi Gumede.
Durban Heat: Andile Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales, David Miller, Dane Vilas, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Khaya Zondo, Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Malusi Siboto, Prenelan Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Robbie Frylinck.
Jozi Stars: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Daniel Christian, Temba Bavuma, Duanne Olivier, Simon Harmer, Ryan Rickelton, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams, Sinethemba Qeshile, Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Delano Potgieter, Dane Paterson.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Dyllan Matthews.
Paarl Rocks: Faf du Plessis, Isuru Udana, JP Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram, Bjorn Fortuin, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Ferisco Adams, Kerwin Mungroo, Thando Ntini.
Tshwane Spartans: AB de Villiers, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Theunis de Bruyn, Roelof van der Merwe, Lutho Sipamla, Pite van Biljon, Tony de Zorzi, Waqar Salamkheil, Dean Elgar, Wiaan Mulder, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch, Donavon Ferreira.
LIVE Streaming and broadcast details
Cricket South Africa along with the MSC media righter partner Global Sports Commerce, have announced Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) as the exclusive broadcaster for India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
SPN’s sports channels Sony Six and Sony ESPN will telecast MSL T20 matches, including the playoffs and grand finale.
MSL 2019 can also be streamed live on sonyliv.com.