SA20 League: Joburg Super Kings going into auction

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The second Betway SA20 auction takes place on Wednesday, 27 September with each of the six teams still to complete their 19-players squads, which will include a Rookie for the first time.

Betway SA20 runs through how each squad is currently shaping up, and what each team will likely want from the auction. Let’s look at the Joburg Super Kings.

Joburg Super Kings

Remaining purse: 

R6.1 million

List of pre-signed players:

Faf du Plessis (capt), Aaron Phangiso, Dawid Wiese (Namibia), Donovan Ferreira, Gerald Coetzee, Kyle Simmonds, Leus du Plooy (England), Lizaad Williams, Moeen Ali (England), Nandre Burger, Reeza Hendricks, Sam Cook (England), Sibonelo Makhanya, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan).

Last season’s overseas retentions: 

Leus du Plooy (England)

New overseas additions: 

Dawid Wiese (Namibia), Moeen Ali (England), Sam Cook (England), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan).

Remaining player slots: 5

Auction: 3

Wildcard: 1

Rookie: 1

What they might want:

The Joburg Super Kings have changed tack for Betway SA20 Season 2. Last season JSK relied heavily on a pace-dominated attack, led by West Indian fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, in conjunction with local speedsters Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams and Nandre Burger. The latter trio have been retained, but Joseph is not available in Season 2 due to international commitments. Joseph has, though, been replaced by England’s Sam Cook. The squad is though better balanced this coming season with a host of quality spinners in new signings Moeen Ali and Zahir Khan, while Aaron Phangiso has fixed his action and has been cleared to bowl again. The release of both Kyle Verreynne and Matthew Wade has, however, left JSK with only a part-time keeper in Donovan Ferreira behind the stumps. They may look to invest heavily in a dynamic keeper/batter at the auction with possibly Indian veteran Robin Uthappa a potential target. 

Potential purchases: 

Chris Benjamin (Base price: R175 000), Tom Moores (R175 000), Oliver Robinson (R175 000), James Bracey (R175 000), Tom Alsop (R175 000), James Rew (R175 000), Robin Uthappa (R850 000), Lorcan Tucker (R175 000), Scott Edwards (R175 00), Kyle Verreynne (R175 000), Rubin Hermann (R175 000), *Connor Esterhuizen (R75 000), Clyde Fortuin (R175 000), *Ronan Hermann (R75 000), Rivaldo Moonsamy (R175 000), *Adam Rosslee (R75 000), Gihahn Cloete (R175 000), Jean du Plessis (R175 000), Sinethemba Qeshile (R175 000), *Joshua Brown (R75 000), GJ Maree (R175 000), *Neil Timmers (R75 000), *Luke Beaufort (R75 000), *Meeka-eel Prince (R75 000), *Lhuan-dre Pretorius (R75 000), Rudi Second (R175 000), Andries Gous (R175 000), Johnson Charles (R425 000), Leonardo Julien (R175 000). 

*Rookie

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