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Cape Town Blitz


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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Dale Steyn Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 37
Janneman Malan All-rounder Right Handed 24
Asif Ali Batsman Right Handed 29
Gregory Mahlokwana Bowler Left Arm Orthodox 26
Marques Ackerman Batsman - 24
Sisanda Magala Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 29
Aviwe Mgijima Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 32
Mohammad Nawaz Batsman - 26
Anrich Nortje Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 27
Hussain Talat Batsman - 24
Moeen Ali All-rounder - 33
Liam Livingstone Batsman Right Handed 27
Vernon Philander Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 35
Ayabulela Gqamane All-rounder Right Handed 31
George Linde Bowler Left Arm Orthodox 29
Khwezi Gumede Bowler Left Arm Medium Seam 21
David Bedingham Wicket Keeper Right Handed 26
Quinton de Kock Wicket Keeper - 28
Wahab Riaz Bowler Left Arm Fast Seam 35
ABOUT

Cape Town Blitz is a cricket franchise team founded in 2018. It is going to participate in South Africa's franchise league called the Mzansi Super League T20 cricket tournament. Popularly known as MSL, the Mzansi Super League was founded in 2018, and the first edition of the tournament is scheduled from 16 November to 16 December 2018.


Cape Town Blitz is based at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. The team will be lead by Farhaan Behardien into the inaugural edition of MSL. Behardien has also captained the national side in 2017 and has quite a bit of experience in the field of captaincy. Former Proteas captain and batsman, Ashwell Prince has been appointed as the Head Coach of the team. Prince was the first captain of coloured skin to have lead the Proteas.


Roster

The current roster of the team is :


Batsman
NameAge
Asif Ali27
Dawid Malan31
Janneman Malan22
Sibonelo Makhanya22


Wicket Keeper
NameAge
Quinton de Kock25
Kyle Verreynne21


All Rounder
Name Age
Farhaan Behardien (C)35
Andile Phehlukwayo22
Hussain Talat22
Jason Smith24
Mohammed Nawaz24


Bowlers
NameAge
Anrich Nortje24
Dale Steyn35
Ferisco Adams    29
Malusi Siboto31
Dane Piedt28
George Linde26
Samuel Badree37


Players to watch


Cape Town Blitz has a solid squad with all the elements of a balanced team. All eyes would be on the Proteas wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock. Expectations from de Kock would be high and his performances are going to be crucial, not only for the Blitz but for himself as well, with the 2019 World Cup in sight. Although British cricketer Dawid Malan is a new name to the world of cricket but you just cannot deny his experience and versatility.


The Trump Card


The key player in Blitz's 2018 MSL campaign is going to be none other than the Proteas pacer Dale Steyn. His vicious inswings prove to be as lethal as his outswings. Especially in Proteas conditions Dale Steyn is going to be extremely dangerous and difficult to play for the batsman.

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