T20 Global League Squads
The T20 Global League Squads for the first season of the competition are placed here. The 18-member squads in the Global T20 League was announced on August 27, 2017 and can be found below.
After a glittering, two-day Draft that was held on August 26 and 27 the squads for the competition were unveiled to the cricket fans from all over the world.
The league allocated the South African marquee players – one per team – to begin with before the Draft officially began on August 26. One overseas marquee player was added to each of the eight teams with Kieron Pollard getting picked up by the Bloem. Blazers first up.
Benoni Zalmi brought in England opener Jason Roy while the Cape Town Knight Riders had the fortune of signing up for dashing West Indies opener Chris Gayle. Johannesburg Giants pitched for the former Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum, England’s Kevin Pietersen was signed up by Nelson Mandela Bay Stars while Pretoria Mavericks had Dwayne Bravo signed up for the squad. Stellenbosch Kings, who were without their owners, managed to bring in Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan yorker-specialist.
There were other international and South African players that were picked on August 27 as well.
Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal (Benoni Zalmi), Chris Jordan, Dwayne Smith and Dane Peterson (Bloem City Blazers), Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid and Tom Curran (Cape Town Knight Riders), Sam Billings, Mitchell McClenaghan and Mohammad Hafeez (Durban Qalandars), Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander and Yasir Shah (Johannesburg Giants), JJ Smuts, Anwar Ali and Heino Kuhn (Nelson Mandela Bay Stars), Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien and Dane Vilas (Pretoria Mavericks) and Imad Wasim, Tabraiz Shamsi and Wayne Parnell (Stellenbosch Kings) were the others included in the Global League T20 squads.
The teams and the franchise owners were unveiled in London on 19th June 2017. South Africa T20 GL league teams are placed below.
T20 Global League Teams Squads
Quinton de Kock (South African marquee player), Jason Roy (overseas marquee player), Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal, Lungi Ngidi, David Wiese, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Leus Du Plooy, Dillon Du Preez, Dean Elgar, Mohammad Nawaz, George Linde, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Calvin Savage, Carmi le Roux, Tshepo Moreki
David Miller (South African marquee player), Kieron Pollard (overseas marquee player), Dane Paterson, Chris Jordan, Dwayne Smith, Shaun von Berg, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Van Wyk, Beuran Hendricks, Theunis De Bruyn, Janneman Malan, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Clyde Fortuin, Rayad Emrit, Werner Coetsee, Yaseen Vallie, Akhona Mnyaka, Keegan Petersen
JP Duminy (South African marquee player), Chris Gayle (overseas marquee player), Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Rassie Van Der Dussen, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Smith, Rudi Second, Rory Kleinveldt, Malusi Siboto, Denesh Ramdin, Thomas Kaber, Senuran Muthusamy, Dayyaan Galiem, Pieter Malan, Aviwe Gijima
Hashim Amla (South African marquee player), Eoin Morgan (overseas marquee player), Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Mitchell McClenaghan, Bjorn Fortuin, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Junior Dala, Qaasim Adams, Migael Pretorius, Nicky Van Den Bergh, Prenelan Subrayen, Kelly Smuts, Marques Ackerman, Daryn Dupavillon, Mthokozisi Shezi, Cody Chetty
Kagiso Rabada (South African marquee player), Brendon McCullum (overseas marquee player), Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Jonker, Temba Bavuma, Patrick Kruger, Yasir Shah, Nicolas Pooran, Duanne Oliver, Jonathan Vandiar, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Andries Gous, Rabian Engelbrecht, Dane Piedt, Andre Malan, Zubayr Hamza
Imran Tahir (South African marquee player), Kevin Pietersen (overseas marquee player), Jon-Jon Smuts, Aiden Markram, Anwar Ali, Heinrich Klaasen, Junaid Khan, Dawid Malan, Sisanda Magala, Heino Kuhn, Andrew Birch, Colin Ackermann, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Sibonelo Makhanya, Wihan Lubbe, Grant Thompson, Lesiba Ngoepe, Ryan Rickelton
AB de Villiers (South African marquee player), Dwayne Bravo (overseas marquee player), Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Vilas, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Johan Botha, Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Steven Finn, Reeza Hendricks, Diego Rosier, Khaya Zondo, Eldred Hawken, Basheeru Walters, Stephan Myburgh, Tony De Zorzi, Kyle Nipper
Faf du Plessis (South African marquee player), Lasith Malinga (overseas marquee player), Alex Hales, Tabraiz Shamzi, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder, Justin Ontong, Ryan Mclaren, Brendan Taylor, Lizaad Williams, Jeewan Mendis, Rowan Richards, Craig Alexander, Grant Mokoena, Kyle Simmonds
T20 Global League Team Owners
|Team Name||Franchise Owner||Team City||Marquee Player||Coaches|
|Cape Town Knight Riders||Shah Rukh Khan||Cape Town||JP Duminy||Jacques Kallis|
|Durban Qalandars||Mr Fawad Rana||Durban||Hashim Amla||Paddy Upton|
|Jo’Burg Giants||GMR Group||Johannesburg||Kagiso Rabada||Sriram Sridharan|
|Benoni Zalmi||Mr Javed Afridi||Benoni||Quinton de Kock||Graeme Smith|
|Pretoria Mavericks||Mr Osman Osman||Pretoria||AB de Villiers||Russell Domingo|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Stars||Mr Ajay Sethi||Port Elizabeth||Imran Tahir||Mark Boucher|
|Stellenbosch Kings||Ms Preity Zinta||Stellenbosch||Faf du Plessis||Stephen Fleming|
|Bloem City Blazers||Mr Sushil Kumar||Bloemfontein||David Miller||Robin Singh|
Cricket South Africa have released an announcement inviting players from all over the world to register for the Global League T20.
South African cricketers and overseas cricketers will both be allowed to register for this league, however for an overseas player to be a part he must, according to the press release “be a player with a current high profile in the T20 format.”
Cricket South Africa chief Haroon Lorgat who had earlier said that the board has already signed up a list of eight marquee international players from South Africa, and who will be assigned to the eight teams, announced eight overseas marquee players on April 13.
The GL will kick-start in November, 2017 & will be played across around a month or so. The GL T20 schedule for this first season is here.
These eight foreign players who have been signed up by the Global League to join the squads are:
Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy.
These eight will be distributed into the eight teams, one a team based on a mini-Draft that will be held before the main Draft.
On April 21, eight domestic players were announced who will be acting as the top local marquee players for the Global League.
These include AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, and David Miller.
These eight domestic players were assigned to the eight new cities out of where this tournament will be played, i.e. Benoni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Stellenbosch.
The franchise who makes the highest bid for this mini Draft will get the right for the first choice any one of these overseas players and one local marquee player.
Earlier, CSA had announced each team will carry 17 players apiece but this has been changed to 18 for now which includes domestic and overseas players. Up to five overseas players will be allowed in this squad of 18 players.
The eight marquee players will be allocated to teams on the basis of geography. An equal number of overseas marquee players will also be allocated to a franchise team in the first edition. Teams will be allowed to pick up the remaining 15 players including two rookies each side based on a GL Draft.
There is expected to be a lot of foreign interest in the competition, with players from all over the world expected to feature in the tournament. However, with the tournament expected to clash with the Indian cricket season, it remains to be seen if the BCCI allows the players to feature in an overseas tournament like the South African T20 league.
Marquee players from all around the world have been in touch with CSA about the tournament while the board has confirmed all South African cricketers will be available for the tournament because no internationals will be played during that time.
The Big Bash League & the Bangladesh Premier League is also expected to be played in December, so the CSA might want to schedule the competition in such a way that the fringe Aussie cricketers can still take part. Even the New Zealand T20 Super Smash might clash with the GL T20 schedule, so more information on the players and squads will be awaited once the teams are announced.
Interestingly, former West Indian skipper Darren Sammy might have decided he wants to play for the Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League as opposed to the Global T20 League but more information on this is still awaited.