• Stars name Coetzee replacement

    Provincial all-rounder Jacques Snyman has replaced franchise fast bowler Gerald Coetzee in the Jozi Stars squad for the remainder of the 2019 Mzansi Super League.

    Coetzee has been sidelined by a hamstring injury sustained during late last week’s defeat to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the Wanderers.

    ‘Snyman’s outstanding form for Northern Cape in the CSA Provincial One-Day competition that has seen his province take a commanding lead at the top of pool B has earned him a call-up to the Jozi Stars,’ read a statement from Cricket South Africa.

    ‘Northern Cape have won all four their matches to date and Snyman has proved himself to be both the leading batsman and the leading all-rounder in the competition.

    ‘He has scored 365 runs, including two centuries and two half-centuries for an average of 182.5 with a strike rate in excess of 132. He is fifth on the bowling averages with eight wickets at an average of 11.50 and an economy rate of 3.88.

    ‘He follows in the footsteps of Marco Marais, one of the heroes of the Giants’ exciting win over the Cape Town Blitz on Wednesday, in proving his worth at provincial level to earn an MSL contract.’

    The Stars are the reigning MSL champions, having beaten the Blitz in last year’s inaugural final, but have since suffered four consecutive defeats. They will play the Paarl Rocks at Boland Park on Friday.

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