Mzansi Super League 2019: Squads, Schedule and Preview

Mzansi Super League 2019

The 2019 MSL is the second edition of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 cricket tournament in South Africa. MSL 2019 started from November 08, 2019.

The tournament will be played among six teams including Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans.

Mzansi Super League 2019 Team Preview:

Cape Town Blitz:

Cape Town team are fan favorites having a strong talent wise team in like legendary Dale Steyn and electrifying Quinton de Kock, also international talent left arm quick Wahab Riaz and England all-rounder Moeen Ali and local stars, Malan and Linde.

Gregory Mahlokwana is the player to watch this season because of his unique ability to bowl left arm orthodox and right arm off spin. Ashwell Prince is the coach of the Cape Town team.

Squad:

Quinton de Kock (c), Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Steyn, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Malan, Linde, David Bedingham, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokwana, Aviwe Mgijima, Khwezi Gumede and Moeen Ali.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: de Kock – 412 runs at 58.80

Top bowler: Dale Steyn – 12 wickets

*Finished top of the table and lost in the final

Durban Heat:

Durban finished at the bottom of the table last year having won only three games. With new arrival former India and South Africa national coach Gary Kirsten is now in charge and finisher hitters Phehlukwayo, Miller and Bopara, along with bowling combination of kyle Abbott and Maharaj, might be improve for Durban this season.

Squad:

Dane Vilas (c), Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales, Miller, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Khaya Zondo, Marco Jansen, Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Malusi Siboto, Prenelan Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Robert Frylinck and Wesley Marshall.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: Zondo (216 runs at 30.85)

Top bowler: Kyle Abbott (10 wickets)

*Finished bottom

Jozi Stars

Defending Champions, are looking for retain the trophy in this season. Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik replace Universal boss Chris Gayle and South African seamer Rabada are the key men in chasing of more success. Jozi stars will be tough to beat this season.

Wandile Gwavu, assistant coach of South African U19 team is the coach of the Jozi Stars team.

Squad:

Bavuma (c), Rabada, Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Rassie van der Dussen, Simon Harmer, Ryan Rickelton, Aaron Phangiso, Hendricks, Dan Christian, Duanne Olivier, Lizaad Williams, Sinethemba Qeshile, Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Delano Potgieter and Dane Paterson.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: Rassie vander Dussen (469 runs at 58.63)

Top bowler: Duanne Olivier (20 wickets)

*Champions of last season

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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

The Bay Giants have retained a large portion of their key players from the debut MSL as JJ Smuts will lead the team once again and he will be upheld by experienced World Number One T20 bowler Imran Tahir and World Cup winning opening batsman Jason Roy

Former South African all-rounder and former South African national team coach, Eric Simmons is the coach of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team.

Squad:

JJ Smuts (c), Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Morris, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Dala, Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Marco Marais, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger and Dyllan Matthews.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: JJ Smuts (219 runs at 31.28)

Top bowler: Chris Morris (9 wickets)

*Finished fourth on the table

Paarl Rocks

Paarl finished third in the inaugural season and they will look forward this time as they have star batsman Faf du Plessis leading the team once again and all-rounder JP Duminy. Toyona is the coach of the Rocks team.

Squad:

Faf du Plessis (c), Udana, Willey, JP Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Henry Davids, Kyle Verreynne, Bjorn Fortuin, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Ferisco Adams, Kerwin Mungroo and Thando Ntini.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: du Plessis (318 runs at 53.10)

Top bowler: Shamsi (10 wickets)

*Finished third on the table

Tshwane Spartans

Spartans disappointed last season having stars player in their squad led by AB de Villers and Eoin Mogan but they won only four games and finished fifth on the table.

This year Klaasen will lead the team and Tom Curran joined the squad making much stronger, while they have retained the last year Sipamla, who took 16 wickets and his performance brought him into the spotlight for National team. Mark Boucher is the coach of the Tshwane team.

Squad:

Klaasen (c), AB de Villiers, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Pite van Biljon, Tony de Zorzi, Waqar Salamkheil, Lungi Ngidi, Theunis de Bruyn, Roelof van der Merwe, Lutho Sipamla, Dean Elgar, Mulder, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Bosch and Donavon Ferreira.

Last Season Performance:

Top batsman: Gihahn Cloete (330 runs at 33.00)

Top bowler: Lutho Sipamla (16 wickets)

*Finished fifth on the table

Mzansi Super League 2019 Schedule:

DATE TEAM VENUETIME IST
Nov 08, 2019, FriJozi Stars Vs. Cape Town BlitzNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg9:00 PM
Nov 09, 2019, SatDurban Heat Vs. Tshwane SpartansKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban4:00 PM
Nov 10, 2019, SunPaarl Rocks Vs. Cape Town BlitzBoland Park, Paarl1:30 PM
Nov 10, 2019, SunNelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs. Jozi StarsSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth5:30 PM
Nov 13, 2019, WedTshwane Spartans Vs. Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsSupersport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Nov 14, 2019, ThuCape Town Blitz Vs. Jozi StarsNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town9:00 PM
Nov 15, 2019, FriDurban Heat Vs. Paarl RocksKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban9:00 PM
Nov 16, 2019, SatJozi Stars Vs. Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg4:00 PM
Nov 17, 2019, SunDurban Heat Vs. Cape Town BlitzKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban1:30 PM
Nov 17, 2019, SunPaarl Rocks Vs. Tshwane SpartansBoland Park, Paarl5:30 PM
Nov 20, 2019, WedNelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs. Cape Town BlitzSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth9:00 PM
Nov 21, 2019, ThuTshwane Spartans Vs. Durban HeatSupersport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Nov 22, 2019, FriPaarl Rocks Vs. Jozi StarsBoland Park, Paarl9:00 PM
Nov 23, 2019, SatNelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs. Durban HeatSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth4:00 PM
Nov 24, 2019, SunCape Town Blitz Vs. Paarl RocksNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town1:30 PM
Nov 24, 2019, SunJozi Stars Vs. Tshwane SpartansNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg5:30 PM
Nov 27, 2019, WedNelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs. Paarl RocksSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth9:00 PM
Nov 28, 2019, ThuCape Town Blitz Vs. Durban HeatNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town9:00 PM
Nov 29, 2019, FriTshwane Spartans Vs. Paarl RocksSupersport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Nov 30, 2019, SatDurban Heat Vs. Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban4:00 PM
Dec 01, 2019, SunJozi Stars Vs. Paarl RocksNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg1:30 PM
Dec 01, 2019, SunCape Town Blitz Vs. Tshwane SpartansNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town5:30 PM
Dec 03, 2019, TueNelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs. Tshwane SpartansSt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth9:00 PM
Dec 04, 2019, WedPaarl Rocks Vs. Durban HeatBoland Park, Paarl9:00 PM
Dec 05, 2019, ThuTshwane Spartans Vs. Jozi StarsSupersport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Dec 06, 2019, FriCape Town Blitz Vs. Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town9:00 PM
Dec 07, 2019, SatJozi Stars Vs. Durban HeatNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg4:00 PM
Dec 08, 2019, SunPaarl Rocks Vs. Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsBoland Park, Paarl1:30 PM
Dec 08, 2019, SunTshwane Spartans Vs. Cape Town BlitzSupersport Park, Centurion5:30 PM
Dec 10, 2019, TueDurban Heat Vs. Jozi StarsKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban9:00 PM
Dec 13, 2019, FriTBC Vs. TBC, Eliminator ( 2nd v 3rd)TBD9:00 PM
Dec 16, 2019, MonTBC Vs. TBC, FinalTBD9:00 PM

Mzansi Super League 2019 Broadcast Details:

India & SubcontinentSony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 2, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD
South AfricaSABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)
UKFreeSports
PakistanGeo Super (Geo TV)
BangladeshCricketgateway
USACricketgateway
Sri LankaCricketgateway

The MSL 2019 Cricket Betting and Odds Preview:

The League started from 09 November, 2019 in South Africa, where Jozi Stars will try to retain the trophy.

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