Quinton de Kock, fresh from a successful tour with South Africa A, will be one of the star attractions when the Africa T20 Cup competition starts in Benoni on Friday.
De Kock will be making his debut for Easterns, who will be hosting the Pool A matches, which also involve a Zimbabwe President’s XI, Northerns and Western Province. The six matches in this pool will be played from Friday until Sunday with the winners going through to the semi-finals at the beginning of next month.
Friday: 6pm: Easterns vs Western Province
Saturday: 9:30am: Western Province vs Northerns; 1pm: Easterns vs Zimbabwe; 4:30pm: Northerns vs Zimbabwe
Sunday: 10am: Zimbabwe vs Western Province; 1:30pm: Easterns vs Northerns
The four day-time fixtures (two on Saturday and two on Sunday) will be televised live by SuperSport. Proteas in action are Quinton de Kock (Easterns), Albie Morkel (Northerns), Dean Elgar (Northerns) and Dane Vilas (WP).
Easterns: Ernest Kemm (captain), Thando Bula, Mangaliso Mosehle, Johan Fourie, Grant Thomson, Siphamandla Dapo, Wesley Coulentianos, Vincent Moore, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Ethy Mbhalati, Clayton August, Quinton De Kock
Support staff: Andre Nel (Head Coach), Ephrahim Nyawo (Assistant Coach), Thato Moagi (Manager)
Northerns: Albie Morkel (capt), Heinrich Klaasen, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Corbin Bosch, Rowan Richards, Ruben Claassen, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Alfred Mothoa, Lungi Ngidi, Lerato Kgoatle, Qaasim Adam, Theunis de Bruyn
Support staff: March Charlton (head coach), Duzi Mbata (assistant coach), Russell Clarke (trainer)
WP: Pieter Malan (capt), Dane Vilas, Omphile Ramela, Lesiba Ngoepe, Zubayr Hamza, Aviwe Mgijima, Lizaad Williams, George Linde, Dayyaan Galiem, Emmanuel Seberame, Dane Paterson, Travis Muller, Jack Newby
Support staff: Faiek Davids (head coach), Dieter Swanepoel (fitness trainer), Paul Adams (franchise coach)
Zimbabwe President’s XI: Malcolm Waller (capt), Richmond Mutumbami, Kevin Kasuza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Peter Moor, Luke Jongwe, Kaia Roy, Wellington Masakadza, Taurai Muzarabani, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Kudzai Sauramba, Joylord Kumbie
Support staff: Douglas Hondo (head coach), Anesu Mupotaringa (physiotherapist), Stanley Chioza (assistant coach)
Tickets cost R20 for adults and R10 for children and are available at the stadium or ticketpro.co.za.