The Mzansi Super League 2018 is the inaugural edition of the MSL which is Twenty20 Super League. Cricket South Africa is the administrator of the South African league. Six teams are to be a part of the contest involving big names in the setup.


The first of the 32 matches of The Mzansi Super League 2018 are scheduled on November 16, to be held in Cape Town.

The first match will be played between Cape Town blitz and Tshwane Spartans today at 7 pm South African time. The captains of the two teams are Farhaan Behardien and AB de Villiers who’ve both skippered the South African T20 International side. Dale Steyn will be representing the Cape Town Blitz side.

 

THE SQUADS:

 

Durban Heat

Hashim Amla, Rashid Khan, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel (captain), Marchant de Lange, Vernon Philander, Brandon Mavuta, Temba Bavuma, Morne van Wyk, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Tladi Bokako.

 

Jozi Stars

Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Dane Vilas (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Dan Christian, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Duanne Olivier, Ryan Rickelton, Sinethemba Qeshile, Simon Harmer, Calvin Savage, Alfred Mothoa.

 

Paarl Rocks

Faf du Plessis (captain), Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids*(acting captain), Cameron Delport, Eathan Bosch, Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo, David Wiese, Michael Klinger.

 

Cape Town Blitz

Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien (captain), Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt, Muhammad Nawaz, Hussain Tallat.

 

Tshwane Spartans

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (capt), Eoin Morgan, Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams, Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch, Sikandar Raza, Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken, Rilee Rossouw.

 

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts (captain), Junior Dala, Christiaan Jonker, Aaron Phangiso, Ben Duckett, Sisanda Magala, Ryan McLaren, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews, Lizard Williams, Rudi Second, Carmi le Roux.

 

PLAYOFFS

Out of total 32 matches in the Mzansi Super League, the first 30 will be in the Round-Robin format. The top three teams in the table will qualify for the playoffs. 

The first playoff, The Eliminator will be played between the 2nd and 3rd placed team. The winner of the Eliminator will join the first placed team in the Final. Both the playoffs will be D/N matches and will be held on 14th and 16th December respectively.

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