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SA20 Auction LIVE: Full list of players, purse remaining, LIVE updates & commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 20, 2022 01:36 IST

The player auction starts at 5.30 PM IST.


01:36 (IST)20 SEP 2022

53 South Africans were picked to represent their sides, with 27 internationals accompanying them through this journey. A whopping 125.8 million rand was spent in the seven and a half hours of the auction. We certainly need a break and a good night's sleep to get our heads around everything that's unraveled, so we'll take your leave now. This is Pratyush, signing off on behalf of partners in crime, Soorya, Habil, Prasen and Maanas. Thank you for joining our coverage. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Goodnight!

01:33 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Well, then. That brings us to the end of what has been an engaging and enthralling auction. A first time in this SA T20 League, and it was certainly worth the wait. That's all the six franchises can do at the auction table, bringing the pieces together and forming a side that can potentially lift the title next year. No surprise to see that MI Cape Town are the favorites if the teams on paper are anything to go by, but in the game of cricket, nothing is a given. Of course, we will have a breakdown of all the sides coming your way in the days to come.

01:23 (IST)20 SEP 2022

League Commissioner Graeme Smith is in conversation with Pommie Mbangwa. He reckons that Temba Bavuma going unsold is disappointing but there's no clue how things pan out in a player auction. He adds that you never know what might happen close to the start of the tournament with injuries likely to open the door for him. He hopes that it triggers the right type of drive in him to get those runs.

01:14 (IST)20 SEP 2022

And here's the final roster of squads for the inaugural edition of the SA20:

Durban Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker, Simon Harmer, Wiaan Mulder

Johannesburg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger, Donavon Ferriera, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka

Paarl Royals: David Miller, Corbin Bosch, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Mitchell van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Ferisco Adams, Imran Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Eoin Morgan, Codi Yusuf

Pretoria Capitals:
Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Wayne Parnell, Joshua Little, Shaun Von Berg, Adil Rashid, Cameron Delport, Will Jacks, Theunis De Bruyn, Marco Marais, Jimmy Neesham, Kusal Mendis, Daryn Dupavillon, Shane Dadswell, Eathan Bosch

Sunrisers Eastern Cape:
Aiden Markram, Ottneil Baartman, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, Junaid Dawood, Mason Crane, Jon-Jon Smuts, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller, Brydon Carse, Sarel Erwee, Aya Gqamane, Tom Abell

MI Cape Town:
Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Odean Smith, Waqar Salamkheil, Ziyaad Abrahams, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Grant Roelofsen

01:13 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Robin Peterson is in conversation with Pommie Mbangwa. He's sneakily evaded the obvious question about their captain, stating that the team management has a fair idea of who it will be but want to keep it under the wraps till January. Till then, we all can only speculate, of course.

01:08 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Right then. After over 7 hours, the curtains finally drop on this SA 20 League auction. The six franchises have their player cards, stacking up their sides for the competition that will be played in January. We'll take a look at how the squads have shaped up in a little bit. The big boys in MI Cape Town and Joburg Super Kings might be the best-looking squads, on paper. Of course, that's not the be-all and end-all of it all. The auction is only one part of the process. Now, these sides will have to work with each other to produce the goods on the field.

01:07 (IST)20 SEP 2022

The last set of players procured in today's auction:

Olly Stone - R 850 K - MI Cape Town
Grant Roelofsen - R 175 K - MI Cape Town
Shane Dadswell - R 175 K - Pretoria Capitals
Eathan Bosch - R 175 K - Pretoria Capitals
Tom Abell - R 850 K - Sunrisers Eastern Cape

01:06 (IST)20 SEP 2022

With the last bid for Abell, we ably come to the end of this player auction. Stumps!

01:04 (IST)20 SEP 2022

England's young gun Tom Abell is next at a base price of R 850 K. Sunrisers have asked the auctioneer to wait for a minute or two. And Eastern Cape acquire the final player of this auction. That's that, then!

01:03 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Eathan Bosch is snapped up by the Pretoria Capitals. R 175 K, he is moving to the captial!

01:03 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Hardus Viljoen is back as well. Any takers at R 175 K? None. Unsold!

01:03 (IST)20 SEP 2022

All's well for Dadswell as the Capitals lap him up!

01:02 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Shane Dadswell His mark price is at R 175 K. No bidders? Yes, say the Capitals. That's the final bid. Dadswell moves to Pretoria! Hope is dad is happy with that!

01:01 (IST)20 SEP 2022

South Africa's Grant Roelofsen is back! MI Cape Town swoop him up for R 175 K. Plenty of bargains in that squad now.

01:01 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Kagiso Rabada and Olly Stone from either end. Those are some serious wheels now!

01:01 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Only eight players coming up in this round. Starting with Olly Stone at a base price of R 850 K. MI Cape Town get the ball rolling. Sold! That was swift.

01:00 (IST)20 SEP 2022

A quick look at the players purchased in the most recent round:

Jimmy Neesham - R 3.6 million - Pretoria Capitals
Odean Smith - R 1.7 million - MI Cape Town
Eoin Morgan - R 2 million - Paarl Royals
Kusal Mendis - R 425 K - Pretoria Capitals
Brydon Carse - R 425 K - Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Simon Harmer - R 200 K - Durban's Super Giants
Sarel Erwee - R 175 K - Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wiaan Mulder - R 1.9 million - Durban's Super Giants
Daryn Dupavillon - R 1.7 million - Pretoria Capitals
Caleb Seleka - R 175 K - Joburg Super Kings
Waqar Salamkheil - R 175 K - MI Cape Town
Ziyaad Abrahams - R 175 K - MI Cape Town
Wesley Marshall - R 175 K - MI Cape Town
Aya Gqamane - R 175 K - Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Codi Yusuf - R 175 K - Paarl Royals

00:57 (IST)20 SEP 2022

00:56 (IST)20 SEP 2022

A 5-minute break in proceedings now. We could have just one final round with Paarl Royals, Durban's Super Giants and Joburg Super Kings' rosters packed! Last-minute bargain picks for the rest then?

00:53 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Here's the big man! Rahkeem Cornwall comes in at R 425 K. He can be a handful with bat and ball, but sadly, the West Indian isn't going to play a part in the SA 20 League. Another short break, by the looks of it. There will be another round of an express auction shortly.

00:52 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Loads of bargain picks as you'd expect at the business end of the auction! Sad to see no bids for one of my favorite players, Rahkeem 'Jimbo' Cornwall!

00:52 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Codi Yusuf, the South African all-rounder is next. Royals make the only bid at R 175 K. Congrats, Codi! You're moving to Paarl!

00:50 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Next up, it's Diego Rosier at a base price of R 175 K. No bidders. None at all. Unsold! Essex's Sam Cook is up next at R 425 K. He remains unsold as well. Next up, Pieter Malan at R 175 K joins the other two and remains unsold as well. As is Farhaan Behardien at the same base price.

00:50 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Sunrisers Eastern Cape make the opening and closing bid for Aya Gqamane and snap him up for R 175 K.

00:49 (IST)20 SEP 2022

England's Paul Walter is next at R 425 K. He can certainly whack a cricket ball, but he's deemed not good enough by the bidders. Unsold. Thomas Kaber also goes down the same road at a base price of R 175 K.

00:48 (IST)20 SEP 2022

So MI Cape Town have their Rashid Khan backup with fellow Afghan Waqar Salamkheil added to their ranks! And they add two more local players at the same price. They're on a bargain spree now!

00:48 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Any takes for Wesley Marshall at R 175 K. Yes, guess who? It's MI Cape Town and they've bagged another player at R 175 K. Stalking up for the bench decently, by the looks of it.

00:46 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Afghanistan's Waqar Salamkheil is next. MI Cape Town make the opening and closing bid at R 175 K. Easy as you'd like! Ziyaad Abrahams is the next name in this round at a base price of R 175 K. MI Cape Town are the bidders again. Double swoop for the franchise!

00:45 (IST)20 SEP 2022

South African wicketkeeper Grant Roelofsen is the next name on the list. No bidding for him, sadly. He goes unsold. Siyabonga Mahima is the new name in this auction. Obviously, someone added his name to the list, but no one's bothered to bid. Unsold!

00:45 (IST)20 SEP 2022

And with the procurement of Caleb Seleka, the Joburg Super Kings have made all their picks for the day!

00:44 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Next up, it's Caleb Seleka. Joburg Super Kings make the opening made at R 175 K to snap him up without a fuss!

00:41 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Daryn Dupavillon is in next. He's playing in the CPL currently. Swiftly moves to a million from a base price of R 175 K. MI Cape Town with the permanent paddle but Pretoria Capitals get the better of them eventually, at R 1.50 million. MI take a bit of time before raising the paddle again but are forced into another discussion as the Capitals push to R 1.70 million. Dupavillon will move to the capital!

00:41 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Sanity prevails with the Wiaan Mulder bid. A player of his package simply had to fetch more traction. And he duly gets a good deal, joining the plethora of all-rounders in the Super Giants' ranks.

00:40 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Wiaan Mulder is back in the hunt. A base price of R 175 K has rapidly moved to R 1.30 million with Capitals and Super Giants fighting it out. Capitals push the price up before backing out at R 1.90 million. Mulder is a Super Giant! Him and Mayers with some dibbly dobbly seam should be fun!

00:39 (IST)20 SEP 2022

England's Craig Overton is next at R 850 K. The bowling all-rounder has no suitors. None for Roston Chase either. No T20 action in SA for these gents.

00:38 (IST)20 SEP 2022

South Africa's Test opener, Sarel Erwee is next. We have an opening bid at R 175 K by the Sunrisers Eastern Cape. That is the closing bid as well. Sold!

00:38 (IST)20 SEP 2022

No takers for Andile Phehlukwayo, surprisingly, but Brydon Carse is a shrewd pick by the Sunrisers. Excellent, hit-the-deck bowler who can also tonk the ball. And how about playing party poopers eh? The Super Giants doused the Super Kings' hopes of wrapping up their roster with Simon Harmer, only to outbid them with the Joburg franchise left with insufficient funds. 

00:37 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Time for a spinner, Simon Harmer. Super Giants make a bid at R 200 K. That's good enough for them to bag his services. Not bad, eh?

00:36 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Brydon Carse is the next man in at R 425 K. Sunrisers Eastern Cape make the opening and closing bid to snap him up!

00:36 (IST)20 SEP 2022

David Bedingham gets no bidders at his base price. Moving onto the next one, Andile Phehlukwayo, who sadly goes down the same route. Odd.

00:35 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Kusal Mendis is sold to the Pretoria Capitals for R 435 K. 

00:34 (IST)20 SEP 2022


Well well! Eoin Morgan still has life left in his cricketing career and he will head to the Paarl Royals. They've already appointed David Miller as skipper, making this a rather interesting pick.

00:31 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Eoin Morgan is in next at a base price of R 850 K. Royals and Sunrisers are the first two bidders, with the Royals holding the lead at one million. You can't put a price on the leadership qualities he brings to the table, but these two franchises will give it a go anyway. Royals hold the bid at R 1.8 million. Sunrisers come in for one last bid before opting out. Eoin Morgan is not going to be Paarl Royals captain but he's in the side at R 2 million.

00:31 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Still no takers for South Africa's limited-overs captain. This is one of the big talking points from this auction!

00:31 (IST)20 SEP 2022

South African T20I captain Temba Bavuma is back in the mix but he remains unsold at R 850 K. That's a real shame.

00:30 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Odean Smith is the next man in. Base price is R 1.70 million, and MI Cape Town raise their paddle to showcase their interest. Well, if they didn't have enough big-hitters, here's another one. He is sold to MI Cape Town!

00:29 (IST)20 SEP 2022


Good morning in Kiwi-land, Jimmy Neesham! Surely you're going to tweet about this and have a word with the owners of your IPL franchise who haven't been able to procure your services here? Can't wait to see how this Twitter banter unfolds!

00:27 (IST)20 SEP 2022

Jimmy Neesham comes in at a base price of R 1.70 million. Capitals and Royals are at it again. Neesham plays with the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, so it's no surprise to see their franchise in the hunt for the Kiwi. Capitals lead the bid right now with R 3 million... both sides are slow to raise the paddle but it's been a consistent bidding process so far, moving up to R 3.5 million with the Royals. Capitals come right back with 3.6 million. That's the final bid. Neesham moves to Pretoria Capitals! 

00:26 (IST)20 SEP 2022

So, 29 names have been submitted for the final round of this auction. Let's dive right into it then!
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