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SA20 Auction Big Takeaways: List of Players Sold, Squads, Surprises, Exclusions, and More!

SA20 Auction gathered lots of attention around the world.

This was not like South Africa’s earlier failed attempts to a T20 league. Graeme Smith is at the head of the organization (league commissioner), the IPL groups own all the franchises, and there was even an auction in this one. This was actually quite an enthralling event to witness.

Big Takeaways & Highlights from SA20 Auction

  • Sri Lankan (most) players go unsold despite a stellar Asia Cup performance
  • MI Cape Town stay true to their franchise and get as many as six uncapped South African players
  • This was a proper T20 league auction. Not one where home grown players’ reputation was kept in thought. T20 captain Temba Bavuma, Test captain Dean Elgar, and Andile Phehlukwayo were all unsold.
  • Tristan Stubb’s profile skyrockets. From an injury replacement at Mumbai Indians to $519,000 price at the SA20 auction.
  • Just like the IPL, the auction propelled a few relatively unknown names in the bags of riches. In this case, it was Donavon Ferreira at $311,000.

And finally, this adds to the tension between international and franchise cricket. This will add another layer to seven types of possible careers cricketers can choose from in the future.

9 Cricketers for Whom Teams Broke the Bank at the SA T20 Auction

  1. Tristan StubbR. 9,200,000 ($519,000)
  2. Rilee RossouwR. 6,900,000 ($389,000)
  3. Marco JansenR. 6,100,000 ($344,000)
  4. Wayne ParnellR. 5,600,000 ($316,000)
  5. Donavon FerreiraR. 5,500,000 ($311,000)
  6. Sisanda Magala R. 5,400,000 ($305,000)
  7. George LindeR. 3,900,000 ($220,000)
  8. Jimmy NeeshamR. 3,600,000 ($203,500)
  9. Duan JansenR. 3,300,000 ($186,500)

5 Prominent Players that were Left Unsold at the SA T20 Auction

  1. Temba Bavuma: Captain of South Africa’s T20 World Cup team, Base Price – R. 850,000 ($48,000)
  2. Andile Phehlukwayo: Base Price – R. 850,000 ($48,000)
  3. Duanne Olivier: Base Price – R. 175,000 ($9,800)
  4. Farhaan Behardien: Base Price – R.175,000 ($9,800)
  5. Aaron Phangiso: Base Price – R. 175,000 ($9,800)

Also Read: 49 South African Cricketers Who Left Their Country for Kolpak Deals

SA T20 List of Pre-Auction Buys

Prior to the auction, each franchise could acquire the services of maximum five players – 1 South African (capped), 1 uncapped, and three overseas players.

MI Cape Town (owned by Mumbai Indians group): Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Dewald Brevis (uncapped)

Durban Super Giants (owned by Lucknow Super Giants group): Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen (uncapped)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape (owned by Sunrisers Hyderabad group): Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman (uncapped)

Johannesburg Super Kings (owned by Chennai Super Kings group): Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Mahesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd

Paarl Royals (owned by Rajasthan Royals group): David Miller, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch

Pretoria Capitals (owned by Delhi Capitals group): Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius (uncapped)

SA T20 Complete Squads

MI Cape Town

  • Kaigso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks
  • Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil
  • Dwald Brevis, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Ziyaad Abrahams

Durban Super Giants

  • Quinton de Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klassen, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer
  • Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul Reece Topley, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles
  • Prenelan Subrayen, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

  • Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, JJ Smuts, Roelof van der Merwe
  • Mason Crane, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Tom Abell, Brydon Carse
  • Ottniel Baartman, Junaid Dawood, James Fuller, Aya Gqamane, Sarel Erwee

Joburg Super Kings

  • Faf du Plessis, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams
  • Mahesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Alzarri Joseph, Lewis Gregory
  • Leus du Plooy, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka

Paarl Royals

  • David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe
  • Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Obed McCoy
  • Corbin Bosch, Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Mitchell van Buuren, Codi Yusuf

Pretoria Capitals

  • Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw, Wayne Parnell, Theunis de Bruyn
  • Phil Salt, Josh Little, Adil Rashid, Will Jacks, Kusal Mendis, Jimmy Neesham
  • Migael Pretorius, Shaun von Berg, Cameron Delport, Marco Marais, Daryn Dupavillon, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell

Also Read: Salary of Cricketers (Men’s) from Each of the 12 Nations (2022)—The Complete Guide

SA T20 Auction – Prices & List of Players Sold (As It Happened)

The auction was held in several rounds.

SA20 Auction Round 1 – Marquee Capped Players

In Round 1, capped South African players were sold.

PlayerInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Lungi NgidiSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 3,400,000$192,000
Tabraiz ShamsiSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 4,300,000$243,000
Dwaine PretoriusSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 4,100,000$231,000
Rassie van der Dussen South AfricaMI Cape TownR. 3,900,000$220,000
Heinrich KlassenSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 4,500,000$254,000
Marco Jansen South AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 6,100,000$344,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 1

  • Base price – 1,700,000 Rands ($96,000): Odean Smith, Jimmy Neesham

SA20 Auction Round 2 – Batters

PlayerInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Harry Brook EnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 2,100,000$118,000
Rilee RossouwSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 6,900,000$389,000
Janneman MalanSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 2,700,000$152,000
Tristan StubbSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 9,200,000$519,000
Jason RoyEnglandPaarl RoyalsR. 1,500,000$84,600
Reeza HendricksSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 4,500,000$254,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 2

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Eoin Morgan, Brandon King, Temba Bavuma, Pathum Nissanka

SA Auction Round 3 – Wicketkeepers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Kyle VerreynneSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 175,000$10,000
Dane VilasSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 3,300,000$186,000
Ryan RickletonSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 1,000,000$56,000
Phil SaltEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 2,000,000$113,000

*Note: Peter Handscomb withdrew before the auction

List of Unsold Players in Round 3

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Dinesh Chandimal
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Shai Hope, Kusal Mendis
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): David Bedingham

SA20 Auction Round 4 – All Rounders

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Keemo PaulWest IndiesDurban Super GiantsR. 850,000$48,000
Wayne ParnellSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 5,600,000$316,000
George GartonEnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 425,000$24,000
Sisanda MalagaSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 5,400,000$305,000
Keshav MaharajSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 2,500,000$141,000
George LindeSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 3,900,000$220,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 4

  • (Base price: 850,000 Rands – $48,000): Chamika Karunaratne, Andile Phehlukwayo
  • (Base price: 425,000 Rands – $24,000): Sean Williams, Brydon Carse

SA20 Auction Round 5 – The Fast Bowlers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Alzarri JosephWest IndiesJoburg Super KingsR. 2,100,000$119,000
Josh LittleIrelandPretoria CapitalsR. 1,500,000$85,000
Kyle AbbottSouth AfricaDurban Super KingsR. 175,000$10,000
Kyle AbbottSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$10,000
Beuran HendricksSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 275,000$16,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 5

  • Base price – 1,700,000 Rands ($96,000): Jayden Seales
  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, Matheesha Pathirana
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Oshane Thomas
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Hardus Viljoen, Lutho Sipamla

SA20 Auction Round 6 – The Spinners

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Junaid Dawood*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 375,000$21,000
Shaun von Berg*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 325,000$18,000
Mason CraneEnglandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000
Adil RashidEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 2,400,000$136,000
Bjorn FortuinSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 1,500,000$85,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 6

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Hayden Walsh Jr., Avishka Fernando
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Matt Parkinson
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Simon Harmer, Aaron Phangiso

SA20 Auction Round 7 – More Batters

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Cameron Delport*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 800,000$45,000
Leus du Plooy*Uncapped South AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 1,500,000$85,000
Will JacksEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 1,100,000$62,000
Theunis de BruynSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 1,000,000$57,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 7

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Lendl Simmons
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Ibrahim Zadran, Harry Tector
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Sarel Erwee, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen

SA20 Auction Round 8 – More All Rounders

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Lewis GregoryEnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 850,000$48,000
Duan Jansen*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 3,300,000$187,000
JJ SmutsSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 2,300,000$130,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 8

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Carlos Brathwaite, Karim Janat, Craig Overton
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Roston Chase,
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Colin Ackermann, Wiaan Mulder

SA20 Auction Round 9 – More Bowlers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Junior DalaSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$10,000
Lizaad WilliamsSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 325,000$18,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 9

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Akila Dananjaya, Olly Stone, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Tom Helm
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Chris Wood, Duanne Olivier, Daryn Dupavillon

SA20 Auction Round 10 – The Nexxt

This was an express round for uncapped players.

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Jordan Cox*Uncapped English playerSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 325,000$18,000
Dilshan MadushankaSri LankaDurban Super GiantsR. 275,000$c

List of Unsold Players in Round 9

  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Andile Simelane, Tiaan van Vuuren, Jonathan Bird, Caleb Seleka, Matthew Boast, Bryce Parsons, Dunith Wellalage

SA20 Auction Round 11 – The eXXpress Auction

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Johnson CharlesWest IndiesDurban Super GiantsR. 425,000$24,000
Adam Rossington*Uncapped English Sunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000
Nandre Burger*Uncapped South African Joburg Super KingsR. 175,000$10,000
Donavon Ferreira*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super KingsR. 5,500,000$311,000
Matthew Breetzke*Uncapped South AfricanDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$24,000
Mitchell van Buuren*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$10,000
Wihan LubbeSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 350,000$20,000
Marco Marais*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$10,000
Delano Potgieter*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$10,000
Roelof van der MerweSouth Africa/NetherlandsSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$10,000
Marques Ackerman*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$10,000
Ferisco Adams*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 325,000$18,000
Imraan Manack*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$10,000
Christiaan JonkerSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$10,000
Evan Jones*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 1,700,000$96,000
Malusi Siboto*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super KingsR. 175,000$10,000
Ramon Simmonds*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$10,000
James Fuller*Uncapped South African/New ZealandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 10

  • Base price – 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Adam Lyth
  • Base price: – 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Jeffrey Vandersay, Jake Lintott, Paul Walter, Tom Moores, Sam Cook, George Scrimshaw
  • Base price -175,000 Rands ($10,000): Grant Roelofsen, Glenton Stuurman, Mbulelo Budaza, Ziyaad Abrahams, Aya Gqamane, Steve Eskinaz, Diego Rosier, Khaya Zondo, Johan van Dyk, Pieter Malan, Dayyan Galiem, Henry Brookes, Farhaan Behardien, Pite van Biljon, Unmukt Chand, Bayers Swanepoel

SA20 Auction – Round 12 – The eXXpress Auction

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar Conversion
Odean SmithWest IndiesMI Cape TownR. 1,700,000$96,000
Jimmy NeeshamNew ZealandPretoria CapitalsR. 3,600,000$203,000
Eoin MorganEnglandPaarl RoyalsR. 2,000,000$113,000
Kusal MendisSri LankaPretoria CapitalsR. 425,000$24,000
Brydon CarseEnglandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000
Sarel ErweeSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$10,000
Simon HarmerSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 200,000$11,000
Wiaan MulderSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 1,900,000$107,000
Caleb Seleka*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super GiantsR. 175,000$10,000
Daryn DupavillonSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 1,700,000$96,000
Ziyaad Abrahams*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$10,000
Wesley Marshall*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$10,000
Aya Gqamane*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$10,000
Codi Yusuf*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$10,000
Olly StoneEnglandMI Cape TownR. 850,000$48,000
Grant Roelofsen*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$10,000
Shane Dadswell*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$10,000
Eathan Bosch*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$10,000
Tom Abell*Uncapped EnglishSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 850,000$48,000

Final List of Unsold Players in Round 12

  • Temba Bavuma, David Bedingham, Andile Phehlukwayo, Roston Chase, Craig Overton, Siyabonga Mahima, Thimas Kaber, Paul Walter, Sam Cook, Diego Rosier, Farhaan Behardein, Pieter Malan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Hardus Viljoen

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Frequently Asked Questions – Get to Know the Players

Who is Junaid Dawood?

Junaid Dawood is a 25-year-old leg break bowler who plays domestic cricket in South Africa.

Who is Shaun von Berg?

Shaun von Berg is a South African bowling allrounder from South Africa.He is a 36-year-old cricketer who has played 124 first class matches and has taken 447 wickets. He was recently purchase by the Pretorius Capitals in the SA20 auction.

Does Ross Taylor still play cricket?

Even though Ross Taylor retired earlier in 2022, he still plays exhibition cricket. He played for the Road Safety series and was in the SA20 auction. He was unsold with base price at 850,000 Rands ($48,000).

Who is Nandre Burger?

Nandre Burger is a 27-year-old South African cricketer. He is a left-handed medium-fast bowling all-rounder.

Who is Donavon Ferreira?

Donavon Ferreira is a 24-year-old South African cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper from Pretoria. He was sold for 5,500,000 South African Rands ($311,000) in the SA20 Auction to Joburg Super Kings.

Who is Matthew Breetze?

Matthew Breetze is a 23-year-old South African cricketer who is a wicket-keeper from the Eastern Province.

Which team purchased Mitchell van Buren in the SA20 Auction?

Mitchell van Buuren, a 24-year-old legspinner from South African was purchased by the Paarl Royals.

Who is Wihan Lubbe?

Wihan Lubbe is a South African cricketer who has played 2 T20Is.

Was Unmukt Chand picked up the 2022 SA20 Auction?

No, Unmukt Chand, an U-19 World Cup winning captain from India who now plays for Team USA, was not picked up for SA20 Auction. His base price was 175,000 South Africa Rands.

Who are the captains in SA20 cricket league in South Africa?

Rashid Khan (MI Cape Town), Quinton de Kock (Durban Super Giants), Aiden Markram (Sunrisers Eastern Cape), Faf du Plessis (Joburg Super Kings), David Miller (Paarl Royals), and Wayne Parnell (Pretoria Capitals) are the six captains of the SA 20 franchise league.

How many foreign players can play in the XI in SA20?

Four foreign players can play in the XI at the same time in SA 20.

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