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Cape Town Knight Riders [3] 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[4] 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.[5]

Cape Town Knight Riders
Cape Town Knight Riders.svg
League T20 Global League
Personnel
Captain South Africa JP Duminy
Coach South Africa Jacques Kallis[1]
Owner Shahrukh Khan[2]
(Red Chillies Entertainment)
Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta
(Mehta Group)
Team information
City Cape Town, Western Cape,
South Africa
Colours KKR
Founded 2017
Home ground Newlands Cricket Ground
Capacity 25,000

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.[6] 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 twice), will now hope for a similar success from his new investment in the Cape Town franchise.[7]

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.[1]

2017 SquadEdit

The following players were named in the squad for the 2017 tournament:[5] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa postponed the tournament until November 2018.[8]

No. Name Nat Date of birth Batting style Bowling style Draft notes [9]
Batsmen
JP Duminy   (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain and Protea marquee
Chris Gayle   (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 38) Left-handed Right-arm off break International marquee
Rassie van der Dussen   (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Round 4
James Vince   (1991-03-14) 14 March 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium Round 5
Pieter Malan   (1989-08-12) 12 August 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Round 15
Aviwe Mgijima   (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Round 16
All-rounders
Dwaine Pretorius   (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Round 6
Jason Smith   (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Round 7
Thomas Kaber   (1992-06-14) 14 June 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm chinaman Round 12
Senuran Muthusamy   (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Round 13
Dayyaan Galiem   (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Round 14
Wicket-keepers
Rudi Second   (1989-07-17) 17 July 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break Round 8
Denesh Ramdin   (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Round 11
Bowlers
Dale Steyn   (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast Round 1
Adil Rashid   (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Round 2
Tom Curran   (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Round 3
Rory Kleinveldt   (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Round 9
Malusi Siboto   (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium Round 10

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Robin Singh, Sriram among high-profile coaches for T20 Global League". cricbuzz. 
  2. ^ "Meet the T20 Global League Franchise Owners". Cricket South Africa. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "T20 global league". CSA. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cape Town welcomes Knight Riders franchise to Newlands". MSN Sports. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Strong Indian interest in new SA T20 league". ESPNCriicinfo. 
  7. ^ "The league of global T20 brands". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Pollard chosen first overall by Bloemfontein in SA T20 Global draft". Cricinfo. ESPN. 26 August 2017. 

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