Joburg Super Kings Playing 11, Player Availability for 1st Match, Top Fantasy Cricket Picks for SA20
Updated on: Jan 9, 2024 2:57 pm IST
The Johannesburg-based T20 franchise, Joburg Super Kings, under the ownership of N. Srinivasan, the illustrious owner of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League, is gearing up for an electrifying presence in the SA20 2024.
In the inaugural SA20 edition, the Stephen Fleming-coached squad exhibited an impressive league-stage performance, securing six wins and three losses to clinch the second spot in the points table. Despite their formidable run, their journey was cut short in the semifinals by defending champions South Eastern Cape, who outplayed them, securing a 14-run victory.
Heading into the new season, Faf du Plessis remains at the helm, continuing his captaincy for the Super Kings. Last season, he proved his mettle as the second-highest run-scorer, tallying 369 runs, embellished with one century and two half-centuries. Gerald Coetzee, a standout performer as South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, dominated the bowling charts for the Super Kings, claiming 17 wickets.
Joburg Super Kings Playing 11
- Faf du Plessis
- Reeza Hendricks
- Leus du Plooy or Wayne Madsen
- Moeen Ali
- Donovan Ferreira
- David Wiese
- Romario Shepherd
- Gerard Coetzee
- Nandre Burger
- Lizaad Williams
- Imran Tahir
The team’s lineup for the upcoming season positions Faf alongside Reeza Hendricks at the top order, potentially followed by either Leus du Plooy or Wayne Madsen. The middle order boasts the prowess of Moeen Ali, Donovan Ferreira, and Sibonelo Makhanya. The team’s versatility in both batting and bowling departments will be fortified by David Wiese, Romario Shepherd, and Kyle Simmonds.
The seasoned Imran Tahir, the enigmatic spinner, spearheads the bowling assault in tandem with Coetzee, Nandre Burger, and Lizaad Williams. Zahir Khan and Aaron Phangiso offer additional support, complemented by England’s promising uncapped pacer, Sam Cook.
Furthermore, the team will likely grant opportunities to South Africa’s emerging talents like wicket-keeper batter Dayyaan Galiem and bowling all-rounder Ronan Hermann to shine in the tournament.
Joburg Super Kings Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Donovan Ferreira, Leus Du Plooy, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Zahir Khan, Sam Cook, Wayne Madsen, Lizaad Williams, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Simmonds, Dayyaan Galiem, Ronan Hermann