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South African cricketers in 2014 IPL auction

The IPL auction kicks off on the 12th of Feb and there are 41 South Africans involved in the final list. See below for the 53 that made the long list and thanks to Road kill for the below

 

Players valued at maximum based price (Rs 20 million – US$ 320 000 approx)

Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Murali Vijay (all India), George Bailey, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc (all Australia), Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen (all England), Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor (both New Zealand), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (all Sri Lanka), Marlon Samuels (West Indies).

South African players entered into IPL auction longlist (base price in approximate US Dollars):

*indicates uncapped at international level

$320 000 – Jacques Kallis (Cobras)

$240 000 – Faf du Plessis, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel (all Titans)

$150 000 – Johan Botha (South Australia), JP Duminy, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander (all Cobras) Ryan McLaren (Knights), Quinton de Kock, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir (all Lions), Wayne Parnell (Warriors)

$80 000 – Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi (both Cobras), Vaughan van Jaarsveld (Dolphins), Nicky Boje, Dean Elgar (both Knights), Neil McKenzie (Lions), Herschelle Gibbs (N/A)

$50 000 – Justin Kemp, Justin Ontong, Dane Vilas, Beuran Hendricks* (all Cobras), Yusuf Abdulla (Dolphins), Gulam Bodi, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dwaine Pretorius* (all Lions), Marchant de Lange, Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese (all Titans), Rusty Theron, Jon-Jon Smuts* (Warriors)

$30 000 – Stiaan van Zyl* (Cobras), Craig Alexander* (Dolphins), Dillon du Preez*, Reeza Hendricks*, Shadely van Schalkwyk* (all Knights), Andrew Birch* (Warriors)

$15 000 – Cameron Delport*, Robbie Frylinck*, Daryn Smit*, Khaya Zondo* (all Dolphins), Rassie van der Dussen*, Hardus Viljoen* (both Lions), Ryan Bailey*, Davy Jacobs*, Simon Harmer*, Christiaan Jonker* (all Warriors)

TBC – Keshav Maharaj* (Dolphins), Ayabulela Gqamane* (Warriors)

England vs South Africa 1st test preview

 

As the South Africans LOOK TO GAIN TOP SPOT on the world rankings one could be forgiven for thinking they are up against the blind school.
England seemed to be mucking about in the lead up to the most anticipated series of the year. South Africa, like England, also have a renowned pace attack and Strauss confirmed he was expecting a tough time.

“South Africa have a bowling line-up as good as anyone in the world and that’s a good challenge for us,” he said. Strauss is looking forward to playing against his fellow country men and enjoys the opportunity to chat in the local dialect something frowned upon in the dressing room when KP, Trotters, Prior and himself get going. The lads think we mocking them he insinuated when probed.

England (possible) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

South Africa (possible) 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Alviro Petersen, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers (wk), 6 Jacques Rudolph, 7 JP Duminy, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir

The weather forecast is perfect English Summer weather – bet on a draw as we likely to lose vast amounts of time to the weather. 

It will be an interesting struggleand the players to watch are: 

Vernon Philander - averaging just 13 and some change in tests, already collected 50 wickets he is a danger man. 

Alistair Cook – Run machine and no signs of letting up, he will be seen as the corner stone of the top order

Matt Prior/John Trott – Keen to stick it to the Saffas these lads will be fighting with all they have to ensure Smithers and the boys know they made the right decision. 

Dale Steyn – Arguably the best bowler in the world, hasnt got much of a chance to pick up wickets as Vernon mops up the top order like its the tail.

Biggest disappointment: KP – lots of turmoil in the mans life as he resigns from the short format then changes his mind. The weather conditions and the SA bowlers will be too much for him to trouble the scorers in both innings. Will be lucky to make 25 in both innings combined.

 

Result: Draw


Twenty20 World Cup Fixtures

Fri Apr 30
17:00 GMT | 13:00 local
1st Match, Group B – New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Fri Apr 30
21:00 GMT | 17:00 local
2nd Match, Group D – West Indies v Ireland
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Sat May 1
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
3rd Match, Group C – Afghanistan v India
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Sat May 1
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
4th Match, Group A – Bangladesh v Pakistan
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Sun May 2
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
5th Match, Group C – India v South Africa
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Sun May 2
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
6th Match, Group A – Australia v Pakistan
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Mon May 3
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
7th Match, Group B – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Mon May 3
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
8th Match, Group D – West Indies v England
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Tue May 4
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
9th Match, Group B – New Zealand v Zimbabwe
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Tue May 4
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
10th Match, Group D – England v Ireland
Providence Stadium, Guyana

Wed May 5
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
11th Match, Group A – Australia v Bangladesh
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Wed May 5
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
12th Match, Group C – Afghanistan v South Africa
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Thu May 6
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
13th Match – TBC v TBC (A1 v D2)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Thu May 6
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
14th Match – TBC v TBC (C1 v B2)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Fri May 7
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
15th Match – TBC v TBC (A2 v C2)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Fri May 7
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
16th Match – TBC v TBC (B1 v D1)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sat May 8
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
17th Match – TBC v TBC (A1 v B2)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sat May 8
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
18th Match – TBC v TBC (D2 v C1)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sun May 9
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
19th Match – TBC v TBC (C2 v D1)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sun May 9
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
20th Match – TBC v TBC (B1 v A2)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Mon May 10
13:30 GMT | 09:30 local
21st Match – TBC v TBC (A1 v C1)
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Mon May 10
17:30 GMT | 13:30 local
22nd Match – TBC v TBC (B2 v D2)
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Tue May 11
17:00 GMT | 13:00 local
23rd Match – TBC v TBC (B1 v C2)
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Tue May 11
21:00 GMT | 17:00 local
24th Match – TBC v TBC (D1 v A2)
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Thu May 13
15:30 GMT | 11:30 local
1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Fri May 14
15:30 GMT | 11:30 local
2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Sun May 16
15:30 GMT | 11:30 local
Final – TBC v TBC
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Reeza Hendricks Gets His 4th Hundred

Another up and coming youngster is Reeza Hendrcks, who at 20 years, has scored 4 hundreds so far in first class cricket, with the lastest against the Warriors, with Makhaya Ntini in the lineup. His 109 in the second innings, was after he managed 81 in the first. Interestingly both dismissals were bowled by Ntinin and taken by Arno Jacobs, quit possibly in the slips. He is apparently studying sports management in case he doesnt make it as a cricketer, but one would imagine with 4 hundreds and 9 fifty’s before your 21st birthday, you have a good shot at making the grade.

Reeza has played for SA at under 19 level and scored 156 against Bangladesh u19.

If you know anymore about Reeza or were at school with him please send me more information about the young gun. editor@cricketza.com Thank you

Jon-Jon Smuts Hits 150

I have mentioned Jon Jon Smuts previously on here about Jon-Jon. I am sure his classmates will tell you he is destined for greater things, after breaking the school record for the amount of runs scored for the first team. To recap, Jon-Jon’s statistics include:
-played 80 matches for the Graeme College 1st team
-represented E.P. U18 team for 3 years i.e. 2004, 2005 and captain in 2006
-scored 4220 runs at an average of 57,8 runs per innings
-scored 14 centuries. His highest was 190 runs (see detail below)
-took 141 wickets at an average per wicket of 19.4 runs

Smuts, reached 150 today, his second hundred in the supersport series, which was curiosly curtailed by a declaration on 315/3 some 76 runs BEHIND the Eagles total. After this knock Jon-Jon should keep a regular place in the squad, however he has performed well in the lower tier the CSA provincial challenge this year.

Keep an eye on Jon-Jon and his younger brother Kelly Smuts