Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far
Domestic / 17 October 2018, 1:03pm / Ashfak Mohamed
CAPE TOWN – There were some big winners – and some not-too-happy coaches – after the first 10 rounds of the Mzansi Super League Player Draft on Wednesday at Montecasino in Johannesburg.
The draft has stopped for a lunch break, and the morning was filled with big deals all over the place.
The Durban Heat surprised by choosing Rashid Khan from Afghanistan as their international marquee player when they had the first pick, and the Jozi Stars immediately pounced by going for West Indian opener Chris Gayle.
Then, fringe Proteas such as Jon-Jon Smuts, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Rassie van der Dussen and Robbie Frylinck will be delighted to have been snapped up as second picks, which pocketed them a cool R900 000.
And then we had the ‘million-rand men’ – Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, David Miller, Dane Vilas, Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Ngidi.
See how your favourite teams and players have fared up to now…
Squad: David Miller (R1 million), Heinrich Klaasen (R900 000), Kyle Abbott (R750 000), Keshav Maharaj (R650 000), Khaya Zondo (R550 000), Albie Morkel (R350 000), Marchant de Lange (R250 000), Vernon Philander (R200 000), Brandon Mavuta (R180 000), Temba Bavuma (R150 000)
Proteas Marquee Player: Kagiso Rabada
International Marquee Player: Chris Gayle
Squad: Dane Vilas (R1 million), Rassie van der Dussen (R900 000), Dan Christian (R750 000), Beuran Hendricks (R650 000), Reeza Hendricks (R550 000), Dwaine Pretorius (R350 000), Eddie Leie (R250 000), Pite van Biljon (R200 000), Duanne Olivier (R180 000), Ryan Rickelton (R150 000)
Squad: Tabraiz Shamsi (R1 million), Dane Paterson (R900 000), Aiden Markram (R750 000), Mangaliso Mosehle (R650 000), Bjorn Fortuin (R550 000), Vaughn van Jaarsveld (R350 000), Grant Thomson (R250 000), Paul Stirling (R200 000), Tshepo Moreki (R180 000), Henry Davids (R150 000)
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