Mzansi Super League MSL T20 league
The second edition of the new South African T20 tournament named Mzansi Super League will be played from November to December 2019 and it will feature six teams again.
The main player draft was held in the lead up to the start of the tournament in South Africa on September 3, 2019, and teams picked up their MSL T20 Squads based on that draft. The Mzansi Super League full squad lists and MSLT20 schedule for the 2019 edition have been placed below.
Mzansi Super League Team Squads
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|Teams||MSL T20 2019 Teams Squad players list|
|Neson Mandela Bay Giants||Imran Tahir, Jason Roy (England), Chris Morris, JJ Smuts, Junior Dala, Farhaan Behardien, Marco Marais, Matthew Breetzke, Akona Mnyaka, Onke Nyaku, Beuran Hendricks, Ben Dunk (Australia), Grant Thomson, Heino Kuhn, Nandre Burger|
|Tshwane Spartans||AB de Villiers, Tom Curran (England), Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn, Morne Morkel, Heinrich Klaasen, Roelof van der Merwe, Pite van Biljon, Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan), Dean Elgar, Wiaan Mulder, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch|
|Jozi Stars||Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle (West Indies), Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Dan Christian (Australia), Sinethemba Qeshile, Duanne Olivier, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickleton, Simon Harmer, Lizaad Williams, Aaron Phangiso, Eathan Bosch, Nono Pongolo, Delano Potgieter|
|Durban Heat||Andile Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales (England), David Miller, Ravi Bopara (England), Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Khaya Zondo, Dane Vilas, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen, Malusi Siboto, Sarel Erwee, Wihan Lubbe, Prenelan Subrayen, Shaun von Berg|
|Cape Town Blitz||Quinton de Kock, Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala, Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), Asif Ali (Pakistan), George Linde, Janneman Malan, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, David Bedingham, Gregory Mahlokoana, Aviwe Mgijima|
|Paarl Rocks||Faf du Plessis, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram, Bjorn Fortuin, James Vince (England), Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport, Sibs Makhanya, Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), Henry Davids, JP Duminy, Mangaliso Mosehle, Ferisco Adams, Kerwin Mungroo|
The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be led by JJ Smuts, who has played internationals for South Africa but more importantly the balance of the side has Jason Roy at the top of the innings with him, Chris Morris as their all-rounder in the middle and Imran Tahir leading the spin bowling attack.
Tshwane Spartans will depend on AB de Villiers, who has retired from international cricket to lead them with his fine batting performance and once they have England captain Eoin Morgan also available it will be a middle-order to remember. While they do need a top-order showing to balance that out, they also have Lungi Ngidi to get going with the ball.
Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada form a two-prong, batting-bowling strength as far as the Jozi Stars are concerned, with Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorious and Beuran Hendricks to add the necessary firepower.
Hashim Amla will be a part of the Durban Heat set-up, but they will be the team to watch out as Rashid Khan leads their bowling attacking. It also has David Miller, Kyle Abbott and Keshav Maharaj to strengthen the core of their team.
The Cape Town Blitz will be led by Farhaan Behardien, while their biggest pillar of batting strength will be Quinton de Kock, who will also have Dawid Malan for company at the top of the order. Dale Steyn will lead their bowling and with Asif Ali and Samuel Badree in their line-up, this could be a tough team to beat.
Faf du Plessis has taken over as captain of the South African side after the retirement of de Villiers and he will also lead Paarl Rocks. On the other hand, the recently-retired Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram will all be a part of this squad that also has Sri Lanka’s Isuru Udana in the line-up.
Mzansi Super League 2019 Schedule
The second season of the MSL T20 will begin in the month of November 2019 and will go on till the 16th of December. The exact schedule and the start date of the tournament will be announced soon. Below is the 2018 edition schedule.
|Date||Days||Mzansi Super League schedule||Venue|
|Nov 16||Fri 19:00||Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans||Cape Town|
|Nov 17||Sat 19:00||Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Giants||Johannesburg|
|Nov 18||Sun 11:00||Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz||Durban|
|Nov 18||Sun 15:30||Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans||Paarl|
|Nov 20||Tue (D/N) 19:00||Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars||Paarl|
|Nov 21||Wed 14:00||Durban Heat vs Tshwane Spartans||Durban|
|Nov 21||Wed (D/N) 19:00||Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Giants||Cape Town|
|Nov 23||Fri 19:00||Nelson Mandela Giants vs Durban Heat||Port Elizabeth|
|Nov 24||Sat (D/N) 19:00||Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz||Johannesburg|
|Nov 25||Sun 11:00||Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Giants||Centurion|
|Nov 25||Sun 15:30||Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz||Paarl|
|Nov 27||Tue (D/N) 19:00||Nelson Mandela Giants vs Cape Town Blitz||Port Elizabeth|
|Nov 28||Wed 14:00||Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars||Centurion|
|Nov 28||Wed (D/N) 19:00||Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks||Durban|
|Nov 30||Fri 14:00||Nelson Mandela Giants vs Paarl Rocks||Port Elizabeth|
|Nov 30||Fri (D/N) 19:00||Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat||Johannesburg|
|Dec 1||Sat (D/N) 19:00||Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz||Centurion|
|Dec 2||Sun 11:00||Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat||Paarl|
|Dec 2||Sun 15:30||Nelson Mandela Giants vs Jozi Stars||Port Elizabeth|
|Dec 4||Tue (D/N) 19:00||Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars||Cape Town|
|Dec 5||Wed 14:00||Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks||Centurion|
|Dec 5||Wed (D/N) 19:00||Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Giants||Durban|
|Dec 7||Fri 14:00||Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars||Durban|
|Dec 7||Fri (D/N) 19:00||Cape Town Blitz vs Paarl Rocks||Cape Town|
|Dec 8||Sat (D/N) 19:00||Nelson Mandela Giants vs Tshwane Spartans||Port Elizabeth|
|Dec 9||Sun 11:00||Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks||Johannesburg|
|Dec 9||Sun 15:30||Cape Town Blitz vs Durban Heat||Cape Town|
|Dec 11||Tue (D/N) 19:00||Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans||Johannesburg|
|Dec 12||Wed 14:00||Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Giants||Paarl|
|Dec 12||Wed (D/N) 19:00||Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat||Centurion|
|Dec 14||Fri (D/N) 19:00||Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks, Eliminator (2nd v 3rd)||Johannesburg|
|Dec 16||Sun 15:30||Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars, MSL T20 Final||Cape Town|
Mzansi Super League 2019 Tickets
The tickets for the Mzansi Super League’s second season will be on sale soon and we will update this page with the latest information for all the possible 32 or 33 matches. Last year the ticket prices for MSL had begun at R50 ($3.4).
In order to be able to buy the Mzansi Super League tickets, you can go to www.ticketpros.co.za and select cricket. You can also call 0861 008 277, or you can visit any of the TICKETPRO retail outlet throughout the country – Edgars, Jet, CNA and Spar.
Mzansi Super League Broadcast TV Channels & Live Stream
The board have signed up with SABC as the official broadcaster. SABC will release information on how this new tournament in SA can be watched on TV and streamed online soon. The South African cricket board will own the majority share in the competition. They will also produce the tournament and sell it to TV channels around the world.
|Country||MSL 2019 Live Streaming TV Channels|
|South Africa||SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)|
|Bangladesh||Channel 9 and GTV (Gazi TV)|
|MENA region||OSN Sports|
|UK||Sky Sports Cricket|
According to the format, all these six teams will play off against each other twice in a round-robin format which will be followed by two playoffs to make it 32 matches..
The format will be similar to the Ram Slam T20 or the CSA T20 Challenge, but will only be played at the big grounds in the country including Wanderers in Johannesburg and Kingsmead in Durban.
What’s interesting to note is that last year the South African T20 Mzansi Super League was played between November 16 and December 16, and coincided with the T10 Cricket League.
It remains to be seen if something similar happens this time around as well, because there is a good chance that there would then be an overlap of the T10 League squads with the MSL squads.
All the information on the MSL T20 schedule, tickets, live streaming and TV options is placed above.