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CGL: Dominant Dominic and rocksteady Rickelton ready to lead the Pride of Jozi

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Dominic Hendricks will lead the Imperial Lions in the 4-Day Domestic Series as well as the 50-over format; with Ryan Rickelton taking the reins for the CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out Competition while Temba Bavuma is on national duties as Proteas white ball captain.

Having dominated many a domestic season, Dominic Hendricks is ready to not only rack up the runs, but also to lead his team to cup glory as he captains the 4-Day Series as well as the 50-over format.

Ryan Rickelton has been confirmed as the captain for the T20 Knock Out Competition bringing with him endless energy, a calculated yet aggressive approach, calm leadership, and an utter determination to win.

Imperial Lions Head Coach Wandile Gwavu says,

“We’re looking forward to the start of the season – there is a lot of excitement amongst our set up. There’s a great opportunity for some of our youngsters to stake their claim and cement their place amongst our team. I truly believe that we have a very competitive squad and we’re absolutely chomping at the bit to get on the field!”

Imperial Lions T20 Captain Ryan Rickelton says that it’s a massive honour to lead a team and brand that is full of such rich history, great players and has achieved such tremendous success over the years.

“As players, I think that everyone is really looking forward to getting back out there. Preparation has been good and the bond is as tight as ever having returned from the Mafadi hike last week summitting South Africa’s highest mountain together. This new tournament is a good opportunity for players to put their mark down early in the season and to test themselves against some really strong teams.”

Following the CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out Competition, will be the 4-Day Series of which the Imperial Lions are grouped in Division 1 with Six Gun Grill Western Province, ITEC Knights, Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Momentum Multiply Titans, GbetsRocks, Gbets Warriors, and North West Dragons. All the T20 Knock Out matches will be live on SuperSport 212. The Mzansi Super League, One-Day Cup and the completion of the 4-Day Series will take place from January – April 2022.

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