Today is the most significant day before the start of the debut season of SA20, Cricket South Africa’s attempt to start their own T20 competition. The fact that the first season’s auction will take place in Cape Town is one of the main factors contributing to the significance for SA20 2023.
There is still a lot of opportunity for teams to write their own fortunes based on how well or poorly their first SA20 auction live goes for them. However, we have seen various matches, where unexpected happen, and an unnoticed player turned out to be the star of that league.
At the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday, 315 cricket players from 14 different nations will compete for 80 berths. For those who don’t know, each of the six SA20 teams can field a team with a maximum of 17 players (10 domestic and 7 foreign).
Prior to the auction, the remaining 22 spots had been filled through the direct acquisition method. While some teams took full advantage of the chance to sign all five players prior to the auction, the others were content to sign only two or three individuals.
SA20 Auction Live – Major Highlights
Date – September 19, 2022 (Monday).
TV Channels – Sony Sports Network (India) and SuperSport and Grandstand (South Africa).
Online platforms – Sony LIV (India), SA20 website (South Africa) and SA20 YouTube channel (Worldwide).
SA20 2023 Player Auction: The Teams
- Durban Super Giants
- Joburg Super Kings
- MI Cape Town
- Paarl Royals
- Pretoria Capitals
- Sunrisers Eastern Cape
The current owners of the Lucknow Super Giants, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL franchise own these teams.
SA20 player auction: Squad sizes and purses
Each side is allowed to sign up a maximum of ten South African cricketers and seven players from other countries with a total purse of $2 million. However, in the SA20 2023 sale, they partially depleted both caps. They must select a minimum of seven South African cricketers for each game.
CSA T20 League – Pre-auction signings
MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone
Johannesburg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee
Paarl Royals: Jos Buttler, David Miller, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch
Pretoria Capitals: Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius
Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Aiden Markram , Ottniel Baartman
Durban Franchise: Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen
When is SA20 T20 League 2023 Player Auction taking place?
On Monday, there will be a player auction for the SA20 T20 League in 2023. (September 19).
What time will SA20 T20 League 2023 Player Auction start?
At 5:30 IST, the SA20 T20 League 2023 Player Auction will get underway.
How to watch SA20 T20 League 2023 player auction Live in India?
Live streaming of the SA20 T20 League 2023 Player Auction will be available on the SA20 YouTube channel, JioTV, and other Viacom18 platforms, including the VOOT website and mobile app.