SA20 Auction: From the 5 Most Expensive Players to the Full List of Squads, Everything You Need to Know

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On Monday, the first auction of the SA20 T20 competition took place with players from around the world going under the hammer.

While South African sensation Tristan Stubbs broke all records and became the most expensive pick at R9.2 million (INR 4.1 crore), when he joined Sunrisers Eastern Cape after an intense bidding war, South African limited overs and test skippers Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar not sold.

Stubbs was signed by five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians in the league’s 2022 season as a replacement for Tymal Mills while he was uncapped.

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“Yeah I mean it’s crazy and I’m still shaking. It’s crazy! I played most of my cricket at St George’s [Park, which will be the home of Sunrisers Eastern Cape] and I really like to play cricket there. like Neil [McKenzie] said after the SA A tour [I have been travelling everywhere]. I really enjoyed the Hundred and played seven consecutive games. I feel like I have more experience and I have played more cricket in different situations. The Hundred League helped my bowling more and watch to keep evolving. I’m open to anything the team needs [from me]’, ESPNC quoted ricinfo Stubbs.

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The six teams in the league are owned by IPL franchises — MI Cape Town (Reliance), Pretoria Capitals (JSW), Paarl Royals (Royals Sports Group), Durban Super Giants (RPG-Sanjiv Goenka), Johannesburg Super Kings (India Cements), Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Sunrisers Hyderabad owner Kaviya Maran).

The other big purchase for Sunrisers was their own IPL player – left arm pacer Marco Jansen for R6.1 million (USD 344,000).

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One of the other notable winners was left-handed batter Rilee Rossouw, who smiled his way to the bench with a bid of R 6.9 million (about USD 390,000) from Pretoria Capitals.

Here are the top five most expensive purchases from the SA T20 competition:

1) Tristan Stubbs – R 9.2 million (INR 4.1 crore) – Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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2) Rilee Rossouw – R 6.9 million (INR 3.1 crore) – Pretoria Capitals

3) Marco Jansen – R 6.1 million (INR 2.74 crore) – Sunrisers Eastern Cape

4) Wayne Parnell – R 5.6 million (INR 2.52 crore) – Pretoria Capitals

5) Donavon Ferreira – R 5.5 million (INR 2,475 crore) – Jo’burg Super Kings

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Here’s a list of squads from all six teams after the Players Auction:

Durban Supergiants: Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer

Jo’burg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka

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MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil, Ziyaad Abharams, Odean Smith

Paarl Royals: David Miller, Corbin Bosch, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe, Farisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Mitchell van Buuren, Eoin Morgan, Codi Yusuf

Capitals of Pretoria: Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Wayne Parnell, Josh Little, Shaun von Berg, Adil Rashid, Cameron Delport, Will Jacks, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais, Phil Salt, Kusal Mendis, Daryn Dupavillon, Jimmy Neesham, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell

Eastern Cape sunrises: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, Junaid Dawood, Mason Crane, JJ Smuts, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller, Tom Abell, Aya Gqamane, Sarel Erwee, Brydon Carse.

With input from the agency

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