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Jozi Stars


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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Daniel Christian All-rounder Right Handed 36
Reeza Hendricks Batsman Right Handed 30
Gerald Coetzee All-rounder Right Handed 19
Lizaad Williams Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 26
Delano Potgieter All-rounder - 23
Eathan Bosch All-rounder Right Handed 21
Dane Paterson Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 30
Nono Pongolo Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 30
Simon Harmer Bowler Right Arm Off Spin 30
Rassie van der Dussen Batsman Right Handed 30
Aaron Phangiso Bowler Left Arm Orthodox 35
Sinethemba Qeshile Wicket Keeper Right Handed 20
Chris Gayle Batsman - 40
Jacques Snyman All-rounder Right Handed 25
Ryan Rickelton Wicket Keeper - 23
Duanne Olivier Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 27
Temba Bavuma Batsman Right Handed 29
Kagiso Rabada Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 24
Shoaib Malik All-rounder Right Handed 37
ABOUT

Jozi Stars is a South African 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 also founded in 2018, and the first edition of the tournament is scheduled from 16 November to 16 December 2018.


Jozi Stars is based at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The team would be lead by the South African wicket-keeper batsman, Dane Vilas. The coach for the Stars is Enoch Thabiso Nkwe. He is a former South African all rounder and the present assistant coach of the Netherlands National Cricket Team.


Roster

The current roster of the team is :


Batsman
NameAge
Chris Gayle39
Pite Van Biljon32
Rassie van der Dussen29
Reeza Hendricks29


Wicket Keeper
NameAge
Dane Vilas(C)33
Ryan Rickelton22
Sinethemba Qeshile19


All Rounder
Name Age
Calvin Savage25
Dan Christian35


Bowlers
NameAge
Alfred Mothoa28
Beuran Hendricks28
Duanne Olivier26
Dwayne Pretorius29
Kagiso Rabada23
Eddie Leie31
Simon Harmer29

Players to watch


Although Jozi Stars has less number of established acclaimed players they must not be mistaken for underdogs. Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen and Australian all-rounder Dan Christian will be the key players in the batting lineup which is going to be dominated by the 'Universe Boss’, Chris Gayle. Undoubtedly the name, Chris Gayle, brings chills to the bones of bowlers in T20 cricket. The powerful, explosive batting style of Chris Gayle can cause serious damage to the scoring board as well as the morale of the opponents. Domestic Players such as Dane Vilas, Pite van Biljon, Beuran Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius Eddie Leie and Duanne Olivier pack a lot of experience and will provide the required skeletal structure to the team.


The Trump Card


Undoubtedly, the key player of Jozi Stars is the Proteas pacer, Kagiso Rabada. He is probably one of the best in the world when it comes to fast bowling and will be the Proteas marquee player in the Jozi Stars lineup. So far it has been a dream year for the pacer who topped the ICC rankings in both Tests and ODI in January this year. In July, 23 year old Rabada, became the youngest player to take 150 Test wickets. Let's see if he can finish off the year on a high note with the Stars.

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