Steyn back in action with Knight Riders call for Global League

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In the T-20 Global League 128 players were picked to complete the squads, for which Marquee players were announced on Friday.

The franchisees picked 32 international and 96 local players in the main player draft, held in Cape Town. Like any national cricket league other than IPL, no India player is cleared to play in the Global League.

Each franchise had already been allocated both a big-name marquee Protea player and an international marquee player, but the remaining 16 squad spots were filled on Saturday. Each franchisee picked 16 players, over 16 rounds, with eight selected picks in each round.

Steyn back in action with Knight Riders call for Global League- InsideSportEach franchise owner was asked to make their pick during the live event. Protea all-rounder Chris Morris was the very first pick by the Durban Qalanders, followed by Protea bowler Dane Paterson by Bloem City Blazers, and explosive Protea bowler Dale Steyn makes a return to the game with the Cape Town Knight Riders.

Aiden Markram, 22, who went to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars, was the first rookie to be picked, in round two. He was closely followed by fellow South Africans Wiaan Mulder, 19, selected by the Stellenbosch Monarchs, and Jason Smith, 22, picked by the Cape Town Knight Riders. “The rookies will be rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest stars of the game. It’s going to be a great experience for them,” said former Protea player and commentator Ashwell Prince.

The resulting teams are a unique blend of both local youth and international experience which is sure to make for some very exciting cricket later this year.

THE SQUADS

T20 GLOBAL LEAGUE DRAFT PICKS – ALL ROUNDS

BENONI ZALMI

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
Quinton de Kock Jason Roy
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

BLOEM CITY BLAZERS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
David Miller Kieron Pollard
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

CAPE TOWN KNIGHT RIDERS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
JP Duminy Chris Gayle
Dale Steyn Adil Rashid Tom Curran Rassie ven 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 Mgijima

DURBAN QALANDARS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
Hashim Amla Eoin Morgan
Chris Morris Sam Billings Mitchell McClenaghan Bjorn Fortuin
Mohammad Hafeez Fakar Zaman Junior Dala Qaasim Adams
Migael Pretorius Nicky van den Bergh Prenelan Subrayen Kelly Smuts
Marques Ackerman Daryn Dupavillon Mthokozisi Shezi Cody Chetty

JO’BURG GIANTS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
Kagiso Rabada Brendon McCullum
Colin Ingram Vernon Philander Andile Phehlukwayo Christiaan Jonker
Temba Bavuma Patrick Kruger Yasir Shah Nicholas Pooran
Duanne Olivier Jonathan Vandiar Roelof van der Merwe Andries Gous
Rabian Engelbrecht Dane Piedt Andre Malan Zubayr Hamza

NELSON MANDELA BAY STARS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
Imran Tahir Kevin Pietersen
JJ 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 Thomson Lesiba Ngoepe Ryan Rickelton

PRETORIA MAVERICKS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
AB de Villiers Dwayne Bravo
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

STELLENBOSCH MONARCHS

Protea Marquee Player International Marquee Player
Faf du Plessis Lasith Malinga
Alex Hales Tabraiz Shamsi Wayne Parnell Imad Wasim
Henry Davids Mangaliso Mosehle Willem Mulder Justin Ontong
Ryan McLaren Brendan Taylor Lizaad Williams Jeevan Mendis
Rowan Richards Craig Alexander Grant Mokoena Kyle Simmonds

The Draft order was predetermined by a weighted Player Matrix system and audited by EY. The players who are eligible for the main Draft are those who entered into a binding agreement to enter the Draft.


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