T20 Global League: Final squad lists
The inaugural T20 Global League player draft was completed in Cape Town on Sunday with all eight teams expressing satisfaction wit their 18-man squads which are as evenly matched as the organisers hoped they would be.
Salaries for the Protea and International marquee players have not been disclosed while the drafted players will enjoy contracts from $135 thousand for the first pick and descending to $115k for the second pick, $100k for the third, $85k for the fourth, $75 for the fifth and down to $10 thousand for players 17 and 18.
Each squad could choose a maximum of five overseas players (including Kolpaks) and a minimum of two rookies, one of whom must play in every game.
Coach: Graeme Smith
Marquee Protea: Quinton de Kock
Marquee international: Jason Roy
Squad: Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz (PAK), Umar Akmal (PAK), Lungi Ngidi, David Wiese, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Leus du Plooy, Dillon du Preez, Dean Elgar, Mohammad Nawaz (PAK), George Linde, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Calvin Savage, Carmi le Roux, Tshepo Moreki
BLOEM CITY BLAZERS
Coach: Phil Simmons
Marquee Protea: David Miller
Marquee international: Kieron Pollard
Squad: Dane Paterson, Chris Jordan (ENG), Dwayne Smith (WI), Shaun von Berg, Aaron Phangiso, Morne van Wyk, Beuran Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Janneman Malan, Ryan ten Doeschate (NED), Clyde Fortuin, Rayad Emrit, Werner Coetsee, Yaseen Vallie, Akhona Mnyaka, Keegan Petersen
Coach: S Sriram
Marquee Protea: Kagiso Rabada
Marquee international: Brendon McCullum (NZ)
Squad: Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Jonker, Temba Bavuma, Patrick Kruger, Yasir Shah (PAK), Nicolas Pooran, Duanne Olivier, Jonathan Vandiar, Roelof van dr Merwe, Andries Gous, Rabian Engelbrecht, Dane Piedt, Andre Malan, Zubayr Hamza
NELSON MANDELA BAY STARS
Coach: Mark Boucher
Marquee Protea: Imran Tahir
Marquee international: Kevin Pietersen (ENG)
Squad: JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram, Anwar Ali (PAK), Heinrich Klaasen, Junaid Khan (PAK), Dawid Malan (ENG), Sisanda Magala, Heino Kuhn, Andrew Birch, Colin Ackermann, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Sibonelo Makhanya, Wihan Lubbe, Grant Thomson, Lesiba Ngoepe, Ryan Rickelton
Coach: Russell Domingo
Marquee Protea: AB de Villiers
Marquee international: Dwayne Bravo (WI)
Squad: Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Vilas, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Johan Botha, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Steven Finn (ENG), Reeza Hendricks, Diego Rosier, Khaya Zondo, Eldred Hawken, Basheer Walters, Stephan Myburgh (NED), Tony de Zorsi, Kyle Nipper
Coach: Stephen Fleming
Marquee Protea: Faf du Plessis
Marquee international: Lasith Malinga (SRI)
Squad: Alex Hales (ENG), Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim (PAK), Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder, Justin Ontong, Ryan McLaren, Brendan Taylor (ZIM), Lizaad Williams, Jeewan Mendis (SRI), Rowan Richards, Craig Alexander, Grant Mokoena, Kyle Simmonds
Coach: Paddy Upton
Marquee Protea: Hashim Amla
Marquee international: Eoin Morgan
Squad: Chris Morris, Sam Billings (ENG), Mitch McLenaghan (NZ), Bjorn Fortuin, Mohammad Hafeez (PAK), Fakhar Zaman (PAK), Junior Dala, Qaasim Adams, Migael Pretorius, Nicky van den Bergh, Prenelan Subrayen, Kelly Smuts, Marques Ackerman, Daryn Dupavillon, Mtokozisi Shezi, Cody Chetty
CAPE TOWN KNIGHT RIDERS
Coach: Jacques Kallis
Marquee Protea: JP Duminy
Marquee international: Chris Gayle
Squad: Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid (ENG), Tom Curran (ENG), Rassie van der Dussen, James Vince (ENG), Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Smith, Rudi Second, Rory Kleinveldt, Malusi Siboto, Denesh Ramdin (WI), Thomas Kaber, Senuran Muthusamy, Dayyaan Galiem, Pieter Malan, Aviwe Mgijima
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