Mini-draft of South Africa’s T20 Global League took place on 26th August in which all participating 8 franchises picked international marquee players. Bloem City Blazers were handed first opportunity to pick their overseas marquee player and they picked West Indies’ Kieron Pollard.
Domestic marquee players were originally picked by the teams when announcement of the new twenty20 tournament made. Sacked English star and South Africa born Kevin Pietersen was picked by Nelson Mandela Bay Stars.
Cricket South Africa President said, “One has been able to sense the growing tide of anticipation and excitement as the T20 Global League has started to become a reality. I am sure the one thing all cricket fans are waiting to know is the names of the world-class players, both from South Africa and abroad, who will be turning out for the various franchises.”
The main draft of league will take place on Sunday in which players will be picked in total 16 rounds. Each team will get one chance to pick one player in every round. Hence this will produce 16 players for a T20GL team.
T20GL Teams Marquee Players
|Team||South Africa Marquee Player||Overseas Marquee Player|
|Bloem City Blazers||David Miller||Kieron Pollard (West Indies)|
|Jo’Burg Giants||Kagiso Rabada||Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)|
|Cape Town Knight Riders||JP Duminy||Chris Gayle (West Indies)|
|Durban Qalandars||Hashim Amla||Eoin Morgan (England)|
|Pretoria Mavericks||AB De Villiers||Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Stars||Imran Tahir||Kevin Pietersen (England)|
|Benoni Zalmi||Quinton De Kock||Jason Roy (England)|
|Stellenbosch Monarchs||Faf Du Plessis||Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)|