A successful 2019 CSA T20 Challenge proved co-existence with 2018’s Mzansi Super League is feasible.
Which batsmen and bowlers scored the most runs and took the most wickets during the 2019 CSA T20 Challenge that saw the Lions crowned champions after Sunday’s win over the Warriors in the final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg?
A superb century from Proteas Test batsman Temba Bavuma carried the Lions to an 11-run victory over the Warriors in Sunday’s CSA T20 Challenge final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Proteas batsman Rassie van der Dussen spearheaded the Lions to an eight-wicket victory over the Dolphins in Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge semi-final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Lions head coach Enoch Nkwe is cautious of the threat posed by the Dolphins, ahead of this week’s CSA T20 Challenge semi-final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Proteas wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s first appearance for the Titans in almost a month yielded two wickets, but wasn’t enough to prevent defeat to the Lions in Sunday’s CSA T20 Challenge fixture at SuperSport Centurion.
Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius impressed with the bat, but couldn’t prevent the Lions from falling to a nine-wicket defeat in Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge fixture against the Warriors at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Coach Enoch Nkwe is wary of batsman Marco Marais ahead of Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge fixture between the Lions and Warriors at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Wiaan Mulder’s blistering half-century, as well some excellent bowling from the spinners paved the way for the Lions to get their CSA T20 Challenge campaign going thanks to a comfortable 18-run win over the Dolphins in Durban on Wednesday.
Batsman Reeza Hendricks played for the Jozi Stars in the inaugural Mzansi Super League last year – and is a key member of the Lions squad for the ongoing CSA T20 Challenge.
Chief executive officer Thabang Moroe has reiterated the importance of the Mzansi Super League for Cricket South Africa’s commercial strategy.
Cricket South Africa has confirmed that the franchise system will be replaced by provincial competition next year. The Lions, Cape Cobras, Knights, Dolphins, Warriors and Titans will effectively be replaced by Gauteng, Western Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Border, Northerns and others. They will compete in first-class, List A and T20 cricket. ‘Obviously with us collapsing the franchise system into the… Read more →
Although the Dolphins are already assured of a semi-final berth in the One-Day Cup, their final round-robin clash away to the Highveld Lions at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday still has a lot riding on it.
The Lions kept themselves in the hunt for a play-off place after two superb death overs by Malusi Siboto and Wiaan Mulder held the Titans at bay, following a thrilling run-chase and a sparkling 111 by Jonathan Vandiar in their One-Day Cup clash in Benoni on Thursday.
The Cape Cobras edged the Lions by three runs in Johannesburg thanks to brilliant death bowling by Akhona Mnyaka. He features as Thursday’s Turbo Bowler after a phenomenal final over, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.