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SA20 2022 – The 3 MOST Expensive players at the auction

The SA20, South Africa’s fresh new franchise T20 league, held its player auction on Monday, kicking off the country’s desire for a redesigned domestic tournament (September 19). The six teams that will compete in the forthcoming event, which will take place in January of next year, are owned by IPL franchises.

The auctions on Monday were attended by MI Cape Town (Reliance), Pretoria Capitals (JSW), Paarl Royals (Royals Sports Group), Durban Super Giants (RPG-Sanjiv Goenka), Johannesburg Super Kings (India Cements), and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Sunshine Hyderabad owner Kaviya Maran). The clubs engaged in a bidding war for players in order to stay inside the R 34 million pay ceiling (USD 1.9 million approx, INR 15 crore).

Let’s take a look at the 3 MOST Expensive players at the auction.

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Number 3. Marco Jansen (R 6.1 m) – Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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Marco Jasen’s status has grown significantly after another magnificent showing of fast bowling in the just-finished England Test series. With his mobility off the deck, the left armer is a nuisance with the ball, often forcing hitters into a tangle. The 22-year-old is one of the world’s most sought-after players, so it’s no wonder that Sunrisers Eastern Cape paid a high price to recruit him.

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Number 2. Rilee Rossouw (R 6.9 m) – Pretoria Capitals

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Rilee Rossouw is another South African cricketer who has found fresh life under new management. After a six-year absence, the experienced southpaw returned to the international circuit, thereby terminating his Kolpak contract. He had a spectacular T20 blast earlier this year and backed it up with a magnificent unbeaten 96 for the Proteas against England in the second T20I in July.

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Number 3. Tristan Stubbs (R 9.2 m) – Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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Tristan Stubbs’ acquisition sparked a bidding frenzy as the teenage batting star was the most expensive choice at the first SA20 player auction. Sunrisers Eastern Cape engaged in a bidding battle with MI Cape Town and Jo’burg Super Kings, finally securing the local talent. The 22-year-old is a dangerous possibility for the Proteas, as he demonstrated earlier this year with a 28-ball 72 against England. He was purchased for R 9.2 million (Rs 4.1 crore).