• 11 local players unfortunate to miss MSL selection

    All listed in the 2018 player draft handbook, these players failed to gain Mzansi Super League contracts.

    Richard Levi

    • Formerly pigeonholed as a Twenty20 specialist, Levi worked hard to remove the stigma at the Cape Cobras and Northamptonshire, which was effectively counterproductive for inclusion in the MSL.

    Rivaldo Moonsamy

    • Moonsamy threatened to impress at the recent Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, but ultimately didn’t deliver enough.

    Qaasim Adams

    • The Titans, Cobras and Lions journeyman could have added another team to the career tally, but was overlooked by Wednesday’s suitors.

    Nicky van den Bergh

    • The Lions’ first-choice first-class wicketkeeper, van den Bergh was ostensibly leapfrogged by franchise team-mate and fellow gloveman Mangaliso Mosehle.

    Senuran Muthusamy

    • A talented all-rounder,¬†Muthusamy’s absence from the Durban Heat’s roster was a surprise. Fellow Dolphins¬†Okuhle Cele and Sarel Erwee were preferred.

    Jerry Nqolo

    • The Border and Warriors all-rounder had a relatively quiet 2018 T20 Africa Cup, but sported an outside chance of selection, regardless. Alas.

    Hardus Viljoen

    • Other Kolpak cricketers, including spinner Simon Harmer and seamer Kyle Abbott, cracked the nod. But not Viljoen.

    Shadley van Schalkwyk

    • The presence of a Bloemfontein team might have helped van Schalkwyk’s push for selection, bu the Mangaung Oval failed to secure a berth in the tournament.

    Michael Cohen

    • Cohen’s stocks continue to fluctuate. His pace could have been a welcome resource, but the 20-year-old ultimately wasn’t considered a sound enough choice.

    Brady Barends

    • Metronomic in line and length, the step up from provincial competition for North West to global recognition for an MSL team was one too many for Barends.

    Kyle Simmonds

    • Signed by the Stellenbosch Kings for the now-defunct T20 Global League, Simmonds was not chosen by the Paarl Rocks – or any other team – for the revamped tournament.

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    Jonhenry Wilson