Johannesburg Super Kings: With the introduction of T20 cricket, the game has moved very fast. Thus, we have seen the inception of so many T20 leagues in the game that have taken the cricketing world by storm. Now, one more T20 league will step in the same direction. The South Africa T20 league is all set to get started in January next year.
SA20 saw their first auction of the inaugural edition on Monday, September 19. A total of six franchises will take part in the inaugural edition of the league. More than 530 players registered for the auction. But only 102 players have been signed by all six franchises.
Johannesburg Super Kings Franchise
All the six franchises in SA20 are owned by the IPL franchises. One of the most successful IPL franchises and four-time champions, Chennai Super Kings, has also bought one team in SA20. They have named the team after their existing IPL team, the Johannesburg Super Kings. As usual, the franchise made some interesting picks in the auction.
But one name that came as a surprise was that of an uncapped South African wicket keeper-batter, Donavon Ferreira. The franchise broke its bank on him and signed him at a whopping price of Rand 5.5 million. Faf du Plessis will be the captain of the side, while Stephen Fleming will be the head coach. The franchise picked up a total of 17 players in the auctions, including some big names in the world.
Johannesburg Super Kings Squad 2023
JSK made a great move when they announced their veteran CSK player, Faf du Plessis, as the captain of the new team. His experience and leadership qualities will surely bring many things to the table. And with Fleming as the head coach, CSK has already been successful in the IPL. Ferreira, who is their highest paid player, has played 19 T20 games and scored 384 runs at an incredible average and a strike rate of 54.85 and 148.26.
Apart from him, the franchise has also picked Harry Brook, Reeza Hendricks, and Janneman Malan. That shows they have invested in the youngsters more. Speaking of their overseas pick, the franchise has gone to Alzarri Joseph for 2.10 million Rand. The likes of George Garton, Leus du Plooy, and Lewis Gregory are also among the top buys for the franchise.
JSK Squad 2023: Faf du Plessis (c), Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Harry Brook, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, George Garton, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka
JSK Players Purchased at SA20 Auction
|Harry Brook||R 2.10 million|
|Janneman Malan||R 2.70 million|
|Reeza Hendricks||R 4.50 million|
|Kyle Verreynne||R 175 K|
|George Garton||R 425 K|
|Alzarri Joseph||R 2.10 million|
|Leus du Plooy||R 1.5 million|
|Lewis Gregory||R 850 K|
|Lizaad Williams||R 325 K|
|Nandre Burger||R 175 K|
|Donavon Ferreira||R 5.5 million|
|Malusi Siboto||R 175K|
|Caleb Seleka||R 175 K|