Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar fail to sell at auction

Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar fail to sell at auction. Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s limited-overs captain, went unsold at the auction.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape paid 9.2 million rand (USD 540,000) for middle-order hitter Tristan Stubbs to compete in the event next January and February. The Sunrisers also paid the second-highest sum for batter Rilee Rossouw, 6.9 million rand. SA20 commissioner and former South African star Graeme Smith stated that the goal was to create the new league the world’s second most popular after the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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All six South African franchises are own by Indian IPL clubs.

Marco Jansen, a tall all-rounder, joined the Pretoria Capitals for 5.6 million rand.

Eoin Morgan, who just retired from international cricket following a term as England’s white-ball captain, was scooped up in the auction by Paarl Royals.

Johannesburg Super Kings paid the most for an overseas player. 2.1 million rand for new England batsman Harry Brook and West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.

Several key players, including England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler. England all-rounder Liam Livingstone, and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan. Sign before to the auction, as did South African stalwarts Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, and Anrich Nortje.

Overseas players that did not sell were Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand, Odean Smith, Brandon King. Jayden Seales, and Shai Hope of the West Indies. Tymal Mills and Ollie Robinson of England, and Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Kusal Perera of Sri Lanka.

South Africa T20 captain Temba Bavuma and Test captain Dean Elgar did not get any bids.

Unsold players may be purchase in a second round of bidding.

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