Franchises retain homegrown talent with one eye on September 27th auction.
Thursday, 3 August 2023: The six Betway SA20 teams have announced a competitive set of preliminary squads ahead of the Season 2 auction taking place on September 27th. All six squads have placed a strong emphasis on retaining homegrown South African talent, combined with the quality experience of overseas players.
Season 1 saw the rise and prominence of young stars performing on a global stage, with the international recruits adding their skill and expertise to produce a world-class display of entertaining and competitive cricket.
There will be 15 auction picks available across the six teams, in addition to the new Rookie player to be added to the squad – this is a player aged under 22 that has not played SA20 before, making it a total of 21 picks on the day.
The Wildcard option introduced in the inaugural season has proved to be a hit, with four teams incorporating their Season 1 Wildcard selections into their main Season 2 squads. This means that four teams will acquire a new Wildcard for Season 2 and have until December 30th to confirm the player.
Pretoria Capitals have greater room for movement with a remaining purse of R9.737 million to add a further six players to complete their 19-player squad. Five of those six players can potentially still be overseas players.
Here’s what our new player Corbin Bosch had to say: “Super excited to play in front of the Pretoria Fans. I know how passionate they are about cricket, and I cannot wait to play in front of them.”