T20 Global League Players Draft
Latest Global T20 League Draft details will be updated here. The first ever edition of the South African Global League will be played between November 4 and December 16. The teams were selected by the use of a Draft system, like the one used in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.
The mini Draft for the International marquee players was held on August 26 and this was followed by the main draft which was held on August 27. A total of 128 players were picked in the draft. The complete T20 Global League 2017 team squad updated here.
The first round of the Global T20 draft saw the eight marquee players selected by the teams starting with Kieron Pollard who was picked up by Bloemfontein Blazers. Jason Roy went to Benoni Zalmi, Eoin Morgan was picked up by Durban Qalandars, Chris Gayle was selected by Cape Town Knight Riders, while Brendon McCullum, Kevin Pietersen and Dwayne Bravo made it to the Jo’burg Giants, Nelson Mandela Bay Stars and Pretoria Mavericks respectively. Lasith Malinga was brought in by Stellenbosch Monarchs.
There were 16 rounds of Draft and all eight teams were allowed two chances to pick the first player of that particular round of Draft. As confirmed earlier, the Durban Qalandars were allocated the first chance to pick a player in the first round of the Global League T20 Draft and Chris Morris was the first player to be selected on the day two of the Draft.
Among some of the other prominent players to make it to the squads were Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal, Chris Jordan, Dwayne Smith, Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander, JJ Smuts, Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Vilas, Imad Wasim, Tabraiz Shamsi and Wayne Parnell.
Global League T20 Draft Rules:
How was the order in which the teams will pick players decided? A Draft Matrix was used and provided to all the teams on August 21 to allow them enough time to prepare ahead.
Each Team was allowed up to two minutes to pick their player for that round and there was a break after every four rounds of selection.
A Draft selection allows an even distribution of players through the teams, as opposed to the signing of a contract or even worse still, an auction. This is good news in that there’ll be no auction associated with the T20 Global League. Only a Draft.
T20 Global League Draft Players List
Pakistan players: Abdul Razzaq, Ahmed Shahzad, Anwar Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal,Misbah ul Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Saeed Ajmal, Salman Butt, Sami Aslam, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah
England players: Alex Hales, Michael Carberry, James Vince, Gary Balance, Tim Bresnan, Sam Billings, Monty Panesar, Ian Bell, Liam Livingstone, Ben Duckett, Adam Lyth, Steven Finn, Mark Wood, Jade Dernbach, Adil Rashid
Sri Lanka players: Ramith Rambukwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Perera, Suraj Randiv, Jeevan Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachithra Senanayake
New Zealand players: Mitchell McClenaghan, Jeetan Patel
Australian players: Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Reardon, Johan Botha
West Indies players: Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jonathan Carter, Sulieman Benn, Ashley Nurse, Devon Thomas, Jason Mohammed, Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor, Tino Best, Danza Hyatt, Veerasammy Permaul, Shane Shillingford
Ireland players: William Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, George Dockrell
Zimbabwe players: Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Ervine, Vusi Sibanda
Players from Associate Nations: Ryan ten Doeschate, Stephan Myburgh, Roelof van der Merwe (Netherlands), Dawlat Zadran (Afghanistan), Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Anshuman Rath (Hong Kong),
Kolpak players: Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Colin Ackermann, Hardus Viljoen, Simon Harmer, Colin Ingram, David Wiese, Dane Vilas, Stiaan van Zyl, Richard Levi
160 Local South African Players in the T20 GL Draft:
Top names include Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Henry Davids, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Albie Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo.
How would the Global League T20 Draft work?
The players interested in featuring in the South African T20 League will all be a part of a draft and will have a price band associated with them.
For instance, players like AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis could be a part of the top bracket of pay and might be selected in the first round of Draft for the highest sum. This will be followed by the second, third, fourth and onward round of Draft whereby different players would be selected.
So if Team A gets the first chance to pick up a player in Round 1, they could well be the last to pick their second player in Round 2 of the Global League Draft. This process will continue till the maximum number of players allowed in a GL Squad are picked up.
What’s known of the T20 Global League Draft:
- More than 400 Players have signed up
- One International Marquee Player will be allocated per team on August 26.
- There will be 16 draft Rounds on August 27.
- Players selected in Rounds 1 to 7 will get two-year long contracts. Remaining players will get one year contracts.
- Apart from the 16 players signed up during the Draft, each side will have two other Marquee players – one domestic and one overseas. The domestic marquee player has already been allocated
- 32 overseas and 96 domestic players will finally get selected through the August 27 Draft
- Durban Qalandars will have the first pick in draft.
Other Players in the Global League T20 Draft
Cricket South Africa have announced that eight international marquee players have been signed up by the Global League. This list includes Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Eoin Morgan & Jason Roy.
The Cricket South Africa chief Haroon Lorgat has already allocated the marquee list of players. South Africa’s AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, and David Miller have been drafted by the eight teams in the competition.
A total of over 400 players are said to have signed up for the Draft and it will remain to be seen how many of these finally get a call-up from the franchises during the T20 Global League Draft.
CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat also announced that the South African players who had left the shores of the country to play in county cricket as Kolpak cricketers will be allowed to sign up in the league as well. The likes of Kyle Abbott, Rilee Rossouw and Colin Ingram might get another shot at playing in South Africa as a result.
Each of these eight domestic marquee players has been allocated to a particular franchise, with Benoni featuring Quinton de Kock, Bloemfontein represented by David Miller, JP Duminy playing for Cape Town, Durban having Hashim Amla, Johannesburg selecting Kagiso Rabada, Port Elizabeth getting in Imran Tahir while Pretoria being served by AB de Villiers and Stellenbosch by Faf du Plessis.
Mini-Draft for marquee players?
Teams will have a mini-Draft which they will be able to use to decide which team chooses which of these eight international cricketers. The contract will be binding for the first couple of years. This will be followed by the main Draft which will include South African and overseas players.
For now, CSA have shortlisted teams from the following 8 cities of South Africa – Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Benoni.
The South African Cricket Board have also announced the new team owners on June 19, 2017. Over Almost 400 players from 13 countries have shown their interest in being part of the South African Global T20 League Draft on August 26-27. The 13 countries represented are Australia, Afghanistan, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe. The final list of the T20 GL players list included in the draft is announced here. SuperSport may provide live stream coverage of the draft.