SA 20 Auction: Top 10 Most Expensive Buys; Complete Squads & Full List Of Players Sold
A total of 314 players went under the hammer in the auction for the inaugural season of South Africa's SA 20 league.
South Africa T20 League Auction: On September 19th (Monday), all six SA 20 franchises - MI Cape Town, Durban's Super Giants, JoBurg Super Kings, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals and SunRisers Eastern Cape formed their squad for the SA 20 League to be held in January 2023. 22-year-old Tristan Stubbs was the most expensive buy in the auction, going for R 9.2 million to SunRisers Eastern Cape.
A total of 314 players went under the hammer in the auction for the inaugural season of South Africa's SA 20 league. The action-packed bidding comprising of all six teams saw some players receiving aggressive bidding wars, while big names like Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma went unsold.
The costliest buy in this auction was the young right-handed batter Tristan Stubbs, attracting a bid of R 9.1 million. Stubbs, who's a part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL, saw an aggressive bidding war between MI Cape Town and JoBurg Super Kings for the big hitter. MI Cape Town bid up to R 7 million, but the player was eventually acquired by SunRisers Eastern Cape.
Prior to the auction, all six franchises were allowed to acquire a maximum of five players in the pre-auction draft for the first season of the SA 20 league. All 6 teams in SA 20 league are owned by IPL franchise owners.
SA 20 Auction - Most Expensive Buys:
- Tristan Stubbs - SunRisers Eastern Cape (R 9.2 million)
- Rilee Rossouw - Pretoria Capitals (R 6.9 million)
- Marco Jansen - SunRisers Eastern Cape (R 6.1 million)
- Wayne Parnell - Pretoria Capitals (R 5.6 million)
- Donavon Ferreira - JoBurg Super Kings (R 5.5 million)
- Sisanda Magala - SunRisers Eastern Cape (R 5.4 million)
- Heinrich Klaasen - Durban's Super Giants (R 4.5 million)
- Reeza Hendrics - JoBurg Super Kings (R 4.5 million)
- Tabraiz Shamsi - Paarl Royals (R 4.3 million)
- Dwaine Pretorius - Durban's Super Giants (R 4.1 million)
Full Squads SA 20 League:
Durban's Super Giants -
Batters: Henrich Klaasen, Johnson Charles (West Indies), Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Keemo Paul (West Indies), Wiaan Mulder, Christian Jonker, Jason Holder (West Indies), Kyle Mayers (West Indies)
Bowlers: Kyle Abbott, Simon Harmer, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madhushanka (Sri Lanka), Reece Topley (England), Penelan Subrayen
JoBurg Super Kings -
Batters: Faf du Plessis, Donavon Ferreira, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Harry Brook (England), Kyle Verreynne, Leus Du Plooy
All-rounders: George Garton (England), Lewis Gregory (England), Romario Shepherd (West Indies)
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Lizaad Williams, Caleb Seleka, Nandre Burger, Malusi Soboto, Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Gerland Coetzee
MI Cape Town -
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen, Webley Marshall
All-rounders: Odean Smith (West Indies), George Linde, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Sam Curran (England)
Bowlers: Beuran Hendricks, Olly Stone (England), Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan), Ziyaad Abrahamns, Kagiso Rabada.
Paarl Royals -
Batters: Jason Roy (England), Eoin Morgan (England), Dane Vilas, Mithcell Van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (England), David Miller.
All-rounders: Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Codi Yusuf, Even Jones.
Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, B Jorn Fortuin, Ramon Simmonds (West Indies), Obed McCoy (West Indies), Corbin Bosch.
Pretoria Capitals -
Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt (England), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Will Jacks (England), Cameron Delport, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais.
All-rounders: James Neesham (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell
Bowlers: Josh Little (Ireland), Adil Rashid (England), Shaun Von Berg, Daryn Dupavillon, Anrich Nortje, Michael Pretorius.
SunRisers Eastern Cape -
Batters: Tristan Stubbs, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox (England), Adam Rossington (England), Marques Ackerman, Aiden Markram.
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse (England), JJ Smuts, Tom Abell (England), Aya Gqamane, Roeof van der Merwe, James Fuller (England).
Bowlers: Mason Crane (England), Junaid Dawood, Ottneil Baartman