SA20 Auction LIVE: Bavuma UNSOLD, Tristan Stubbs MOST EXPENSIVE at R9.2M, Rilee Roussow, Marco Jansen break R6M mark, Morgan joins Royals – Check Highlights

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SA20 Auction LIVE – SA20 Player Auction LIVE – SA20 FULL Squads: After an exhilarating day of action, all six teams are completed for the inaugural edition of the SA20 kick-starting in January. 80 players were sold in over seven hours of neck-to-neck bidding in addition to the 20 already picked pre-acution. Tristan Stubbs was the biggest purchase bagging an R9.2M deal, while Rilee Roussouw and Marco Jansen also got the big bucks. Meanwhile, SA internationals Temba Bavuma and Andile Phehlukwayo were amongst the biggest names unsold. Follow Sa20 Auction LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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SA20 Auction Highlights

  • Tristan Stubbs was the most expensive player, signing for the Sunrisers Eastern Cape for R9.2M
  • Rilee Roussouw (R6.9M) to Pretoria Capitals and Marco Jansen (R6.1M) were the others to cross the R6M mark.
  • South Africa captains Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar went Unsold along with experienced all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo.
  • All-rounders Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala bagged deals in excess of R5 million.
  • Eoin Morgan and James Neesham were initially unsold but bought by Paarl Royals and Pretoria Capitals respectively.
  • A little-known Donovan Ferreria was picked by the Joburg Super Kings for a whopping R5.5M
  • South Africa’s first-choice wicketkeepers Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klassen will both play for Durban Super Giants.

SA20 Auction LIVE: Bavuma UNSOLD, Tristan Stubbs MOST EXPENSIVE at R9.2M, Rilee Roussow, Marco Jansen break R6M mark, Morgan joins Royals – Check Highlights

Tristan Stubbs was the biggest draw of the SA20 Auction after the young South African wicket-keeper bagged a whopping R9.2M deal with the Sunrisers Eastern Cape. Stubbs, who played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, was chased down by the MI Cape Town, but it was Sunrisers who eventually got his signature.

Stubbs was amongst the only three players to go above the R6m mark, with fellow Eastern Cape teammate Marco Jansen also earning a huge sum. Jansen who played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad last season was chased by both MI Cape Town and JSK but the Sun TV-backed franchise held on strong. The Sunrisers also bagged Sisanda Magala for R5.4M p;pricing out their competition.

Rilee Roussouw was the other R6m+ purchase, with the Pretoria Capitals going all in for the middle-overs aggressor. A versatile and experienced hard-hitter, Roussuow will be key to the Capitals’ chances this season. They also added Wayne Parnell for a staggering R5.6M, while Jimmy Neesham was purchased in the accelerated auction. Other notable picks include Phil Salt, Adil Rashid and Kusal Mendis.

Eoin Morgan also fetched a deal with the Paarl Royals after initially going unsold in the auction. However, the same could not be said for South Africa’s T20 captain Temba Bavuma who failed to find a suitor. South Africa’s Test captain Dean Elgar also went unsold.

SA20 Auction LIVE: Bavuma UNSOLD, Tristan Stubbs MOST EXPENSIVE at R9.2M, Rilee Roussow, Marco Jansen break R6M mark, Morgan joins Royals – Check Highlights

It was the Paarl Royals who got the auction going with purchases of Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi to kick off proceedings. Quite aggressive from the start, the Royals then added Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin exhausting most of their budget. Paarl were interested in quite a few players in the end, but were priced out with teams having more budgets left.

Joburg Super Kings did their business the CSK way, picking up players unassumingly and building a strong squad. While bidding aggressively, JSK did not break the bank, signing the likes of Reeza Hendricks, Harry Brook and Janneman Malan. JSK made their most expensive purchase late in the day, paying a whooping R5.5M for the little-known Donovan Ferreira.

MI Cape Town made the smart purchase of Rassie van der Dussen for just R3.9M which could prove to be a bargain for the Reliance-owned outfit. The team also added Duan Jansen, who was once under trial by Mumbai Indians and is the twin brother of Marco Jansen. George Linde, Ryan Rickelton and Beuran Hendricks were amongst the other notable picks.

Durban Super Giants entered the fray late in the marquee set and bagged Heinrich Klassen and Dwaine Pretorius. Later, the franchise added Keshav Maharaj and Johnson Charles to their ranks to further strengthen their side. Kyle Abbott, Dilshan Madhushanka and Simon Harmer further add depth to the side.

SA20 Auction LIVE: Bavuma UNSOLD, Tristan Stubbs MOST EXPENSIVE at R9.2M, Rilee Roussow, Marco Jansen break R6M mark, Morgan joins Royals – Check Highlights

SA20: Squads updated after the auction

Durban’s Super Giants Full Squad: Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer

Johannesburg Super Kings Full Squad: Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka

MI Cape Town Full Squad: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil, Zuyaad Abharams, Odean Smith

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

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

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Full Squad: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, Junaid Dawood, Mason Crane, Jon-Jon Smuts, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Roelof can der Merwe, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller, Brydon Carse, Sarel Erwee, Aya Gqamane, Tom Abell

SA20 Auction LIVE: Bavuma UNSOLD, Tristan Stubbs MOST EXPENSIVE at R9.2M, Rilee Roussow, Marco Jansen break R6M mark, Morgan joins Royals – Check Highlights

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