JOZ vs CTB : The second edition of Mzansi Super League begins tomorrow with the first game scheduled to be played between reigning champions Jozi Stars and finalist Cape Town Blitz at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Six teams will face each other in a total of 32 T20Is at various venues to feature in the final on December 16, Monday. Every team will play in a double round-robin league format with the table topper directly qualifying to the finals. The second and third-placed side will play an eliminator to book a place in the finals.
Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Team News
- Shoaib Malik will make his debut at the place of Chris Gayle later in the month
- Universe Boss Chris Gayle and Proteas ace pacer Kagiso Rabada will be playing together for the first time in a T20 tournament
- Temba Bavuma will lead the side as the victorious skipper Dane Vilas has joined Durban Heat
- Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier and Simon Harmer will form the bowling attack
Cape Town Blitz-
- England all-rounder Moeen Ali is available for the opening two games
- He comes as a replacement for Pakistan international seamer Wahab Riaz
- Vernon Philander will be playing for Cape Town Blitz. Last time he played for Durban Heat
- Asif Ali and Wahab Riaz are on national duty
- Riaz will be available for selection against Jozi Stars on 14 November
- Quinton de Kock will be leading the side as Farhaan Berhardien has joined the Bay Giants
Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Squad
Simon Harmer, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Rassie van der Dussen (retained player), Reeza Hendricks (retained player), Daniel Christian (Australia, retained player), Duanne Olivier (retained player), (retained player), Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams, Sinethemba Qeshile (retained player), Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Delano Potgieter.
Cape Town Blitz –
Quinton de Kock, David Bedingham, Anrich Nortje (retained player), Asif Ali (Pakistan, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Moeen Ali (England), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Dale Steyn (retained player), Sisanda Magala, retained player), Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), Janneman Malan (retained player), George Linde (retained player), Gregory Mahlokwana, Aviwe Mgijima.