The auction for the inaugural edition of South Africa’s SA20 League took place on Monday, where as many as 314 players went under the hammer. All six teams indulged in a bidding war in the action-packed auction process.
Tristan Stubbs was the costliest player in the bidding process as he fetched Rand 9.2 million (USD 520,000 approx.). Both MI Cape Town and JoBurg Super Kings went after the big-hitting striker, but it was SunRisers Eastern Cape who eventually roped in the star-in-the-making.
Uncapped Donavon Ferreira, who represents Titans in the domestic circuit, created a lot of buzz as well. Having listed his base price at Rand 175,000 (USD 10,000 approx.), Ferreira was snapped up by Super Kings for Rand 5.5 million (USD 310,000 approx.)
One eye-brow-raising incident happened when South Africa’s white-ball captain Temba Bavuma, who is set to lead the team in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, went unsold. Further, other Proteas stars, including Test skipper Dean Elgar, top-order batter Keegan Petersen and white-ball all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo found no takers.
Costliest Buys in SA 20 League Auction:
- Tristan Stubbs – R 9.2 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Rilee Rossouw – R 6.9 million – Pretoria Capitals
- Marco Jansen – R 6.1 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Wayne Parnell – R 5.6 million – Pretoria Capitals
- Donavon Ferreira – R 5.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
- Sisanda Magala – R 5.4 million – SunRisers Eastern Cape
- Heinrich Klassen – R 4.5 million – Durban’s Super Giants
- Reeza Hendricks – R 4.5 million – Joburg Super Kings
- Tabraiz Shamsi – R 4.3 million – Paarl Royals
- Dwaine Pretorius – R 4.1 million – Durban’s Super Giants
Complete Squads of all teams:
Durban Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer
Jo’burg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka
MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil, Ziyaad Abharams, Odean Smith
Paarl Royals: David Miller, Corbin Bosch, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe, Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Mitchell van Buuren, Eoin Morgan, Codi Yusuf
Pretoria Capitals: Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Wayne Parnell, Josh Little, Shaun von Berg, Adil Rashid, Cameron Delport, Will Jacks, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais, Phil Salt, Kusal Mendis, Daryn Dupavillon, Jimmy Neesham, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell
Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, Junaid Dawood, Mason Crane, JJ Smuts, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller, Tom Abell, Aya Gqamane, Sarel Erwee, Brydon Carse