Mzansi Super League Focus: Paarl Rocks & Cape Town Blitz
Mzansi Super League Focus: Paarl Rocks & Cape Town Blitz compiled by @keeganKruger & @Justus_Beets – It has been in the making for quite a while, but South African will finally have it’s own global T20 competition called the Mzansi Super League T20. We are giving you everything you need to know about the competition format, who will be playing for which franchise and what we think about each squad.
In Part 1, we look at the Cape Town neighbours of Paarl Rocks & Cape Town Blitz.
Home ground: Boland Park
Dwayne Bravo brings with him the experience of more than 400 T20 games and his infinite amount of slower balls could be a death rattle to a lot of the local players who wouldn’t be that familiar with him.
A real dark horse can be Michael Klinger, the Aussie opener is from the very successful BBL team, the Perth Scorchers and unlike DJ Bravo, he’ll probably attend team meetings.
Local batting experience will be coming from Henry Davids who can also bowl a few overs of spin and Vaughn van Jaarsveld. The death bowling from Dane Paterson and Bravo should be worth the price of admission on its own.
Local player to watch:
Tsepho Moreki. The 25 year-old seamer recently showed some good form for the Titans in Abu Dhabi taking 7 wickets for 69 runs over 3 T20 games. This is a great opportunity for him to show that run of form was no fluke.
Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Paul Stirling, Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, EathanBosch, Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo.
Facebook – Paarl Rocks
Twitter – @Paarl_Rocks
Instagram – @PaarlRocks
Cape Town Blitz
Home ground: Newlands
A good name for the franchise, ‘coz if there’s one thing you need in Cape Town, its blitz.
Marquee Protea player, Quinton De Kock, is struggling for some form and this could be a great chance to break open a can of runs.
Farhaan Behardien might be striding to the wicket early a few times, but he can do the business.
Fellow proteas, Dale Steyn and Andile Phehlukwayo, will help settle the bowling side of things and we wouldn’t mind seeing Steyn and Siboto doing the bowling at the death. The two all-rounders from Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Hussain Talat can be good depth options when players need to be rotated.
Local player to watch:
Janneman Malan. If you don’t know who Janneman Malan is, you have not been paying attention to local cricket. FC and List A cricket are his best formats, but he does have a T20 hundred in his first 15 games and a good average of 31.
Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Samuel Badree, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien, Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, FeriscoAdams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt.
Facebook – Cape Town Blitz
Twitter – @CT_Blitz
Instagram – @CT_Blitz