Cape Town Knight Riders
Cape Town Knight Riders  is a professional franchise Twenty20 cricket team of the T20 Global League in South Africa, which represents the city of Cape Town. The team is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and actress Juhi Chawla. CTKR is the third team of Shah Rukh Khan, he also owns Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders in Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League respectively. The marquee player of CTKR is JP Duminy.
|League||T20 Global League|
Shahrukh Khan |
(Red Chillies Entertainment)
Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta
Cape Town, Western Cape, |
|Home ground||Newlands Cricket Ground|
The cricket scene in South Africa is set to undergo a massive transformation, as Cricket South Africa unveiled its plan to host the T20 Global League in the country. The format is similar to other major T20 events across the world such as the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League. Eight franchises will represent eight cities in the country, owned by some of the big names in the sports industry.
One of these eight cities is Cape Town, which will be participating in the T20 Global League. Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (who have won the Indian Premier League twice) and the Trinbago knight riders (who have won the Caribbean Premier League thrice), will now hope for a similar success from his new investment in the Cape Town franchise.
Former South African great, all-rounder and Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis will be the Cape Town sides's coach for the first season.
|No.||Name||Nat||Date of birth||Batting style||Bowling style||Draft notes |
|–||JP Duminy||14 April 1984||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Captain and Protea marquee|
|–||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||International marquee|
|–||Rassie van der Dussen||7 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Round 4|
|–||James Vince||14 March 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Round 5|
|–||Pieter Malan||12 August 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Round 15|
|–||Aviwe Mgijima||10 August 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Round 16|
|–||Dwaine Pretorius||29 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Round 6|
|–||Jason Smith||11 October 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Round 7|
|–||Thomas Kaber||14 June 1992||Right-handed||Left-arm chinaman||Round 12|
|–||Senuran Muthusamy||22 February 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Round 13|
|–||Dayyaan Galiem||2 January 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Round 14|
|–||Rudi Second||17 July 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Round 8|
|–||Denesh Ramdin||13 March 1985||Right-handed||Round 11|
|–||Dale Steyn||27 June 1983||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Round 1|
|–||Adil Rashid||17 February 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Round 2|
|–||Tom Curran||12 March 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Round 3|
|–||Rory Kleinveldt||15 March 1983||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Round 9|
|–||Malusi Siboto||20 August 1987||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Round 10|
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
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