Mzansi Super League Attendances 2018- MSL T20 Crowds South Africa

Here are the crowd figures for games played in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) for 2018 in South Africa. The MSL is South Africa’s version of the IPL/BBL/CPL/BPL/PSL and 2018 is it’s inaugural season- tournament began on 16 November, 2018.

Please note that crowd figures for South Africa are often hard to obtain, unlike the BBL or T20 Blast. If you have an official source for a crowd figure that’s not listed here, please leave a comment or get in touch via e-mail.

Figures last updated after Jozi Stars v CT Blitz game on November 24, 2018.

MSL T20 Cricket Attendance Stats in South Africa

CT Blitz v Tshwane Spartans Attendance 6,953 (Newlands, Cape Town- November 16, 2018)
Jozi Stars v NMB Giants Attendance 4,896 (Wanderers, Johannesburg- November 17, 2018)
Durban Heat vs CT Blitz Attendance 2,851 (Kingsmead, Durban- November 18, 2018)
Paarl Rocks v Tshwane Spartans Attendance 4,643 (Boland Park, Paarl- November 18, 2018)
Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars Attendance 2,344 (Boland Park, Paarl- November 20, 2018)
Durban Heat v Tshwane Spartans Attendance NOT ANNOUNCED (Kingsmead, Durban- November 21, 2018)
CT Blitz vs NMB Giants Attendance 3,807 (Newlands, Cape Town- November 21, 2018)
NMB Giants v Durban Heat Attendance 4,055 (St.George’s Park, Port Elizabeth- November 23, 2018)
Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Attendance 3,664 (Wanderers, JHB- November 24, 2018)

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans Attendance

Why were Wayne Parnell & David Wiese’s selections rejected at MSL draft? Wiese Parnell not selected

In the recently concluded Mzansi Super League draft, both Wayne Parnell and David Wiese had bids from franchises, but they were disapproved/rejected/declined by the auditor present, leading to their clubs having to look for other players. The Durban Heat bid for Parnell in Round 7, and so did Paarl Rocks in the same round for Wiese, but with the bids rejected, they settled for Marchant de Lange and Grant Thomson respectively.

Why were the bids for Parnell and Wiese rejected?

As foreign (overseas Kolpak) players available at the draft, both Parnell and Wiese had a reserve base price listed. By the time Round 7 came around, the bids were at a rate far lower than their listed reserve price, which means they could not be purchased. Continue reading “Why were Wayne Parnell & David Wiese’s selections rejected at MSL draft? Wiese Parnell not selected”

List of Overseas players at MSL 2018 | Rookie players at MSL 2018

Here are the list of overseas players chosen at today’s Mzansi Super League draft. Please note that the list does not include Kolpaks.

Tshwane Spartans have chosen the most number of foreign players (4). Cape Town Blitz are next with three, while the rest effectively have 2 each.

Overseas players at the 2018 MSL

By Country

English players at MSL 2018– Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Ben Duckett (4)
Zimbabwe players at MSL 2018– Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Brandon Mavuta (3)
West Indies players at MSL 2018:- Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle , Samuel Badree (3)
Afghan players at MSL 2018:- Rashid Khan (1)
Australian players at MSL 2018:- Dan Christian (1)
Pakistan players at MSL 2018:- Asif Ali (1)
Sri Lankan players at MSL 2018:- Jeevan Mendis (1) Continue reading “List of Overseas players at MSL 2018 | Rookie players at MSL 2018”

List of Durban Heat Players MSL T20- Durban Squad Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Durban Heat players who are going to feature in Mzansi Super League. Coached by Grant Morgan, the Durban franchise have assembled a strong squad with several local players that have represented the Dolphins- David Miller, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj and Khaya Zondo to name a few.

The Durban Heat have Hashim Amla as their domestic marquee player. They had first pick at the MSL draft which saw them take Rashid Khan as their international marquee player. Another spinner, Brandon Mavuta from Zimbabwe, is their other overseas player.

Okuhle Cele is their rookie player- Morgan revealed at the draft that Albie Morkel had recommended the former to him. Continue reading “List of Durban Heat Players MSL T20- Durban Squad Mzansi Super League 2018”

List of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Players MSL T20- NMB Giants Squad Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants players who are going to feature in Mzansi Super League. Veteran Proteas spinner Imran Tahir is their domestic marquee player and the franchise, coached by Eric Simons have gone for the English duo of Jason Roy and Ben Duckett as their foreign players.

A significant part of the NMB Giants squad is drawn from the Warriors/Eastern Province squad- the likes of JJ Smuts, Jonker and Ryan McLaren for example. Continue reading “List of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Players MSL T20- NMB Giants Squad Mzansi Super League 2018”

List of Tshwane Spartans players MSL T20- Pretoria Roster Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Tshwane Spartans players who are going to feature in the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League. The Tshwane Spartans are based in the city of Pretoria, which hosts the Titans cricket franchise. Titans boss Mark Boucher is the coach of the Spartans MSL side, with AB De Villiers serving as their marquee player.

The Tshwane Spartans also signed the most number of foreign players (4) in the form of England skipper Eoin Morgan, Sri Lanka’s Jeevan Mendis and the Zimbabwe duo of Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza. They also picked up two rookie players (Tony de Zorzi and Lutho Sipamla) Continue reading “List of Tshwane Spartans players MSL T20- Pretoria Roster Mzansi Super League 2018”

List of Jozi Stars players MSL T20 | Johannesburg Stars Squad Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Jozi Stars players who are going to feature in Msanzi Super League. The Stars have Kagiso Rabada as their domestic marquee player and veteran West Indian star Chris Gayle as their international marquee player. Gayle is one of two foreigns in this JHB Stars MSL side, the other being Australian Dan Christian.

Sinethemba Qeshile is their rookie player. Continue reading “List of Jozi Stars players MSL T20 | Johannesburg Stars Squad Mzansi Super League 2018”

List of Paarl Rocks players MSL T20- Paarl Squad Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Paarl Rocks players who are going to feature in the 2018 edition of the Mzansi Super League. Paarl are the second MSL franchise in the Western Cape after Cape Town Blitz.

Paarl are captained by current Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis (also their marquee player), with Geoffrey Toyana serving as coach. They have only two foreign players in the form of West Indian all rounder Dwayne Bravo and Irish star Paul Stirling. Continue reading “List of Paarl Rocks players MSL T20- Paarl Squad Mzansi Super League 2018”

List of Cape Town Blitz players MSL T20- CT Blitz Roster Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of players who are going to feature for the Cape Town Blitz franchise in the 2018 edition of the Mzansi Super League. The team originally had JP Duminy as its marquee player, but he was replaced by Quinton de Kock after picking up a shoulder injury.

Three foreign players for Cape Town Blitz in the form of Dawid Malan, Samuel Badree and Asif Ali. Young Kyle Verreyne is their rookie player. They will be coached by Ashwell Prince, who has chosen most of his Cobras squad in the team. Continue reading “List of Cape Town Blitz players MSL T20- CT Blitz Roster Mzansi Super League 2018”