IOL Sport cricket writer Zaahier Adams chats with Paarl Rocks captain Henry Davids. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

The excitement is building ahead of the start of the new T20 cricket tournament in South Africa, the Mzansi Super League.

The event will kick off at Newlands on Friday night between Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans (7pm start).

The other big game in the Western Cape takes place on Sunday, when Paarl Rocks will face the Spartans as well at Boland Park in Paarl (3.30pm).

The Paarl Rocks are still awaiting Proteas star Faf du Plessis from Australia to lead them, but in his absence, home-grown Boland man Henry Davids – who hails from Pniel – will be the Paarl Rocks captain for the first two matches of the Mzansi Super League.

“Henry is an experienced captain and knows the local players very well. Davids is a key batsman for the Paarl Rocks, and his knowledge of the local conditions could prove to be invaluable,” said Paarl Rocks head coach Adrian Birrell.


Stand a chance to win 5 tickets for you and 4 friends to watch Paarl Rocks take on Tshwane Spartans on Sunday 18 November in Paarl.

Answer the following question: Who will be the captain of the Paarl Rocks team for the first two matches of the Mzansi Super League?

To enter, SMS #PAARLROCKS, your answer, name, surname and email address to 33258.

Winners will be notified via email. The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 15 November. Tickets are not transferable. Winners must be present on the day to collect tickets. The organisers will not issue tickets to anyone, only to the names provided. SMS costs R1.50. T’s and C’s apply.

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