Stellenbosch Kings Team Squad Players List
The latest Stellenbosch squad for the first season of the Global T20 League can be found here. Stellenbosch, which is located in the Western Cape of South Africa, will be participating in the exciting new T20 Global League, as one of the eight city franchises.
This is the first time that the city has been on the cricket map, and is a great way to promote the sport in the region. The quaint town houses some 200,000 people, and witnessing quality cricket in the scenic Boland Park is an experience to have.
Players from four continents have been roped in to participate in this new league, who will be playing for their franchise alongside with Protean players. Just like the other franchises, Stellenbosch too, has been given a South African marquee player – Faf du Plessis.
Also brought into the Stellenbosch squad for the Global T20 League is the overseas marquee player Lasith Malinga. The Sri Lankan speedster hasn’t been in the best of form while featuring in international cricket but still remains a force to reckon with in domestic T20 cricket as was the case during the IPL.
England opener Alex Hales will be one to watch after being brought into the line-up and joining him will be all-rounders Wayne Parnell and Imad Wasim, both of whom have had an excellent time in this format.
The presence of Brendan Taylor should boost the line-up, as should South African left-arm chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi, who were both signed up during the Draft.
The 32-year-old is well versed with the game, especially the T20 format. Having played for the likes of Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants, du Plessis will be a great addition to the Stellenbosch franchise.
In other good news, former New Zealand skipper and Rising Pune Supergiant and Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming will take over the role of head coach of the Kings while Eric Simons has been appointed as the assistant coach.
The franchise was earlier purchased by Mustaq Brey, who is a director in the Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited. However, Brimstone decided to give up on the ownership as a result of which Cricket South Africa was hunting for a new owner for the Stellenbosch side.
According to latest news, Bollywood star and IPL owner Preity Zinta has bought the Stellenbosch franchise as a replacement for Brimstone.
South Africa has been sought after, as one of the global destinations over the course of last few years. With a great deal of talent coming in to play in the country, this league is set to be a thrilling one. The tournament will start in November 2017. Stellenbosch Kings squad team players list 2017 is placed below.
Stellenbosch Kings 2017 Squad
- Faf du Plessis
- Lasith Malinga
- 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
What will be the Stellenbosch Mavericks’ potential Playing XI for the Global League T20 opener?
Alex Hales, Henry Davids, Justin Ontong, Faf du Plessis, Wiaan Mulder, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ryan McLaren, Lasith Malinga