Hashim Amla is the Durban Heat's marquee player in the Mzanzi Super league. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

DURBAN – The Kingsmead Cricket Stadium-based team for the Mzansi Super League beginning in November - the Durban Heat- have named Proteas star Hashim Amla as their marquee South African player.

Dolphins coach Grant Morgan, as well as his Dolphins back-up staff, will take charge of the Durban Heat.

“We’re excited to have Hashim returning to KZN to represent the Durban Heat,” CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom said.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience both at the highest level as well as at Kingsmead so he has a huge amount of knowledge to share.

“He is one of the most loved cricketers in the country and I am sure that having a player like him in our squad will be a hit with the crowds.

Along with the return of Amla, the Durban Heat are in the strong position of having first pick of their international marquee player at the draft scheduled for later in the week.

Amla brings with him a wealth of experience both at the highest level as well as at Kingsmead. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Amla brings with him a wealth of experience both at the highest level as well as at Kingsmead. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

That selection will be for one of the international marquee players which include English stars Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan, Windies hero’s Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo as well as young Afghanistan star Rashid Khan.

All of Gayle, Bravo and Roy have a connection with Durban with Gayle and Bravo both being involved in Dolphins teams over the years, while Roy was born and schooled in Durban before immigrating to the United Kingdom in 2000. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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