Mzansi Super League MSL T20 league
The stage is set for the second edition of the Mzansi Super League as the official schedule has been disclosed. Six teams will be playing in the tournament primarily hosted in South Africa. It is supposed to be a double round-robin which is, all the teams are drawn into one single group and each team will play all the other teams in the group twice. The teams who have the highest number of points at the end of all the group stage matches will proceed to the knockout stages of the tournament. The Mzansi Super League full squad lists and MSLT20 schedule for the 2019 edition have been placed below.
According to the schedule, the tournament will kick off on 8th of November and the final of the tournament is scheduled to be played on 16th December.
There will be some new looking faces in South Africa’s own premium T20 tournament. After the teams drafted their South African marquee players, the rest of the players from over the world who had registered for the tournament were sorted into the teams.
Mzansi Super League Team Squads
|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, Shoaib Malik, 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 (captain), Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Janneman Malan, George Linde, David Bedingham, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokwana, Aviwe Mgijima, Khwezi Gumede, Moeen Ali.|
|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|
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 Mzansi Super League schedule and the start date of the tournament is placed below;
November 8: 17:30, Cape Town Blitz v Jozi Stars, Wanderers
November 9: 12:30, Durban Heat v Tshwane Spartans, Kingsmead
November 10: 10:00, Paarl Rocks v Cape Town Blitz, Boland Park
November 10: 14:00, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Jozi Stars, St. George’s Park
November 13: 17:30, Tshwane Spartans v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, SuperSport Park
November 14: 17:30, Cape Town Blitz v Jozi Stars, Newlands
November 15: 17:30, Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks, Kingsmead
November 16: 12:30, Jozi Stars v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Wanderers
November 17: 10:00, Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz, Kingsmead
November 17: 14:00, Paarl Rocks v Tshwane Spartans, Boland Park
November 20: 17:30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Cape Town Blitz, St. George’s Park
November 21: 17:30, Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat, SuperSport Park
November 22: 17:30, Paarl Rocks v Jozi Stars, Boland Park
November 23: 12:30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat, St. George’s Park
November 24: 10:00, Cape Town Blitz v Paarl Rocks, Newlands
November 24: 14:00, Jozi Stars v Tshwane Spartans, Wanderers
November 27: 17:30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Paarl Rocks, St. George’s Park
November 28: 17:30, Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat, Newlands
November 29: 17:30, Tshwane Spartans v Paarl Rocks, SuperSport Park
November 30: 12:30, Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Kingsmead
December 1: 10:00, Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks, Wanderers
December 1: 14:00, Cape Town Blitz v Tshwane Spartans, Newlands
December 3: 17:30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans, St. George’s Park
December 4: 17:30, Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat, Boland Park
December 5: 17:30, Tshwane Spartans v Jozi Stars, SuperSport Park
December 6: 17:30, Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Newlands
December 7: 12:30, Jozi Stars v Durban Heat, Wanderers
December 8: 10:00, Paarl Rocks v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Boland Park
December 8: 14:00, Tshwane Spartans v Cape Town Blitz, SuperSport Park
December 10: 17:30, Durban Heat v Jozi Stars, Kingsmead
December 13: 17:30, Playoff, 2nd v 3rd
(reserve day if required on December 14, 12:30)
December 16: 17:30, Final
(reserve day if required on December 17, 17:30)
The defending champions, Jozi Stars are all set to get us underway on the opening day of the tournament when they go against Cape Town Blitz. Then they are away from home against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on the on 20th November. The group stage matches will be wrapped up by the 8th of December. The team that tops the table after the group stage matches will directly qualify to the finals. The team that comes second and third in the group stages will play the eliminator on 13th December. And the winner of the eliminator will proceed to the finals against the topper of the group table. The finals will be played on 16th December. The dates for the T10 League coincides with the MSL tournament which begins from 15th November.
Jozi Stars have a fantastic looking squad at their disposal. Kagiso Rabada, their marquee player who played a big part in their victory last year is returning for his second year for the team. Some other South African talents they possess include Rassie van der Dussen, Aaron Phangiso and Temba Bavuma. In addition to that, they have the universe boss Chris Gayle playing for them.
Cape Town Blitz has Quinton de Kock, the number one wicketkeeper of South Africa who is in a sensational form as of late in T20 cricket. He is joined by the legendary bowler Dale Steyn. The Pakistani bowler Wahab Riaz is also set to play for them.
Durban Heat has a very talented squad by the looks of it. The hard-hitting David Miller will surely headline their matches. The experience of Ravi Bopara, Alex Hales and Andile Phehlukwayo will also add a flair to the team.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have the world-class spinner, Imran Tahir on their roster. The sensational all-rounder Chris Morris is joined by the aggressive English opener Jason Roy and Farhaan Bhardien will look to take something away from this tournament.
Paarl Rocks have acquired of the biggest players of the tournament. They are led by the South African captain Faf du Plessis and the fabulous all-rounder JP Duminy who missed the inaugural tournament due to injury. David Willy, their marquee player was ruled out of the tournament because of an injury but is now been replaced by the Sri Lankan Isuru Udana.
Tshwane Spartans seem to have an exciting bunch of players as well. They are being led by Mr 360, AB de Villiers. AB is joined by some talented local players like Lungi Ngidi, Thiunis de Bruyn and the local legend, Morne Morkel.
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.
All the information on the MSL T20 schedule, tickets, live streaming and TV options are placed above.