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Cricket South Africa

I have always loved the South African Team. Of course I am talking about the team that played in the 1990’s. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would have realised by now that I am quite fond of the cricket of that era. They had some amazing players.
Allan Donald. Shaun Pollock. Mark Boucher. Jacques Kallis. Gary Kirsten.  Oh and I LOVED Jonty Rhodes. The catches he made while flying in the air. Amazing. Even Hansie Cronje I liked. That’s most of the players of that time if you ask me.

The current team is good. But none of them have made my favourite players list. YET. Never say never eh?

So, now, we are here talking about CSA. Cricket South Africa. CSA T20 challenge begins. CSA is the governing body for amateur and professional cricket in South Africa. Ram Slam T20 Challenge is the premier T20 Cricket Competition that takes place in South Africa. They changed the name a lot. It was first known as Standard Bank Pro20 series until 2010-2011. Then it was MiWay T20 Challenge for 2011-2012. Now it is RamSlam T20 Challenge.
What’s in a name right?
The tournament was born in 2003-04. The last one was played in 2016-17. There are six teams.


Team
City
Wins
2nds
Cape Cobras
Cape Town and Paarl
2
2
Dolphins
Durban and Pietermaritzburg
2
2
Knights
Bloemfontein and Kimberley
2
2
Highveld Lions
Johannesburg and Potchefstroom
2
2
Titans
Centurion and Benoni
4
1
Warriors
Port Elizabeth and East London
1
3


Starting with the 2008–09 season until the 2013–2014 season, the winning and runner-up teams would qualify for the Champions League Twenty20.

SQUADS FOR CSA T20 CHALLENGE, 2017
Titans
Squad not announced for Titans

Dolphins
Squad not announced for Dolphins

Cape Cobras
Squad not announced for Cape Cobras

Warriors
Colin Ackermann, Andrew Birch, Gihahn Cloete, Ayabulela Gqamane, Simon Harmer, Colin Ingram, Christiaan Jonker, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Jerry Nqolo, Solo Nqweni, JJ Smuts(c), Kelly Smuts, Basheeru-Deen Walters

Lions
Squad not announced for Lions

Knights
Theunis de Bruyn(c), Marchant de Lange, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli , Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Aubrey Swanepoel, Shadley van Schalkwyk

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