Some South African cricketers not involved in the ongoing Mzansi Super League will participate in the Abu Dhabi T10, which starts this week.
- The Lions all-rounder was impressive in first-class cricket late last month, snaring a first-innings five-for and striking a valuable half-century in victory over the Dolphins at the Wanderers. He has been named in the Deccan Gladiators squad and will be teammates with West Indian Kieron Pollard, Australian Shane Watson and other international talent.
- The former Proteas batsman will join the Cape Town Blitz in the MSL belatedly, as a batting coach, but will first captain the Karnataka Tuskers. Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh will be among his charges. ‘To have Yuvraj involved in T10 and to have youngsters being able to play with him, he has been a fantastic cricketer for 20-odd years and he has got so much to add value,’ said Amla.
- The Dolphins all-rounder was drafted by the Durban Heat for the 2019 edition of the MSL, but opted out to instead play for the Bangla Tigers in Abu Dhabi. He will be afforded the opportunity to learn a lot – with bat and ball – from captain Thisara Perera. West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell, too, is in the Tigers squad.
- The Titans all-rounder played six ODIs and 20 T20Is in 2015 and 2016 before forging a career with Sussex in English county cricket. He has also collected stints in the Caribbean Premier League, Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League. He’ll be a teammate of Frylinck, Ingram and Rossouw at the Tigers.
Colin Ingram and Rilee Rossouw
- Two of the biggest losses to South African cricket, Ingram and Rossouw continue to peddle themselves across the global market. They share stints in the usual domestic T20 leagues – IPL, etc. Ingram, though, has also played in Australia’s Big Bash League. The Tigers can look forward to their individual and collective contributions with the bat.