The SA20 2023 is scheduled to begin on January 10 with MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals scheduled to play the season opener in Cape Town. The top-tier South African league will run from January 10 to February 11. The Proteas will host England for a three-match ODI series from January 25 to February 1 so the top-tier South African league will be halted between January 25 and February 1.
The MI Cape Town, Durban Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, and Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the six teams in the league. For the coveted title, all six teams will compete.
The lucrative T20 league consists of 33 matches that must be played, with each team facing the other twice during the league in the traditional home-and-away format, followed by two semifinal matches, and the championship match.
SA20 is South Africa’s second attempt to manage and sustain a T20 league after the Mzansi Super League’s failures. The goal of the tournament is to develop local players while giving them a chance to compete against famous cricketers.
The league is set to offer total prize money of 70 million rands (Rs 33.5 crore approx.) – the biggest purse in the history of South African franchise cricket.
Durban’s Super Giants
Squad: Quinton De Kock (captain), Akila Dananjaya, Christiaan Jonker, Dilshan Madushanka, Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Heinrich Klaasen, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Junior Dala, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Mayers, Matthew Breetzke, Prenelan Subrayen, Reece Topley, Simon Harmer, Wiaan Mulder
Coaches: Lance Klusener (head coach), Morne Morkel, Jonty Rhodes
Joburg Super Kings
Squad: Aaron Phangiso, Alzarri Joseph, Donavon Ferreira, Faf du Plessis (captain), George Garton, Gerald Coetzee, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Leus Du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Maheesh Theekshana, Malusi Siboto, Nandre Burger, Neil Brand, Reeza Hendricks, Romario Shepherd
Coaches: Stephen Fleming (head coach), Albie Morkel, Eric Simons, Wandile Gwavu
MI Cape Town
Squad: Rashid Khan (captain), Beuran Hendricks, Delano Potgieter, Dewald Brevis, Duan Jansen, George Linde, Grant Roelofsen, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Olly Stone, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, Sam Curran, Waqar Salamkheil, Wesley Marshall, Ziyaad Abrahams
Coaches: Simon Katich (head coach), Hashim Amla, James Pamment
Squad: David Miller (captain), Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Codi Yusuf, Corbin Bosch, Dane Vilas, Eoin Morgan, Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Imran Manack, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Van Buuren, Obed Mccoy, Ramon Simmonds, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wihan Lubbe
Squad: Wayne Parnell (captain), Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Cameron Delport, Daryn Dupavillon, Eathan Bosch, Jimmy Neesham, Josh Little, Kusal Mendis, Marco Marais, Migael Pretorius, Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Senuran Muthusamy, Shane Dadswell, Shaun Von Berg, Theunis De Bruyn, William Jacks
Coaches: Graham Ford (head coach), Dale Benkenstein, Jacques Kallis
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Adam Rossington, Aya Gqamane, Brydon Carse, James Fuller, Jon-Jon Smuts, Jordan Cox, Jordan Hermann, Junaid Dawood, Marco Jansen, Marques Ackerman, Mason Crane, Ottniel Baartman, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Sarel Erwee, Sisanda Magala, Tom Abell, Tristan Stubbs
Coaches: Adrian Birrell (head coach), Baakier Abrahams, Dale Steyn