The inaugural season of the much-anticipated South African T20 cricket league, called the SA20 2023, is all set to commence on January 10, 2023.
The six participating teams in the tournament will represent their respective cities. Durban's Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape will compete for the championship. MI Cape Town will face Paarl Royals in the competition’s curtain raiser.
Each team will play the other five sides twice in a double round-robin home and away format.
At the end of the league stage, the first-placed team will be squaring off against the fourth-placed side in the first semi-final. Similarly, the second-placed and the third-placed teams will lock horns in the other semi-final. The games will be held on February 8 and February 9, respectively.
The winners of the semis will contest the final on February 11, 2023.
The tournament window is strategically chosen keeping in mind the availability of all the South African players contesting in the competition.
The Proteas are scheduled to play three Tests during the South Africa tour of Australia 2022/23. Initially, the three Tests were to be followed by three ODIs.
However, the ODI series was cancelled to accommodate the newly formed SA20. The Test series will end on January 8, 2023, after which South African players will return to ply their trade in the SA20.
A mid-season break from January 25 to February 1 will make room for the rescheduled three-match ODI series between England and hosts South Africa. The final phase of the league will resume on February 2.
SA20 2023 full squads
Pretoria Capitals: Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Wayne Parnell, Josh Little, Shaun von Berg, Adil Rashid, Cameron Delport, Will Jacks, Theunis de Bruyn, Marco Marais, James Neesham, Kusal Mendis, Daryn Dupavillon, Shane Dadswell, Eathan Bosch
MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Odean Smith, Ziyaad Abrahams, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil, Grant Roelofsen
Joburg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Maheesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Harry Brook, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Leus du Plooy, Lewis Gregory, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger, Donavon Ferreira, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka
Paarl Royals: David Miller, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Mitchell van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Ferisco Adams, Imran Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Eoin Morgan, Codi Yusuf
Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, Junaid Dawood, Mason Crane, JJ Smuts, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller, Brydon Carse, Sarel Erwee, Ayabulela Gqamane, Tom Abell
Durban's Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker, Simon Harmer, Wiaan Mulder
Where to watch SA20 2023 live in India?
The live telecast of the SA20 2023 will be available on Sports18 and Viacom18 Sports TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the SA20 2023 will be available on the Voot and Jio TV app and website.
SA20 2023 schedule and India match times
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
|Day and Date||Match||Venue||Time|
|Tuesday, January 10||MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals||Cape Town||9:00 PM|
|Wednesday, January 11||Durban’s Super Giants vs Joburg Super Kings||Durban||9:00 PM|
|Thursday, January 12||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria Capitals||Gqeberha||9:00 PM|
|Friday, January 13||Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super Kings||Paarl||5:00 PM|
|Friday, January 13||MI Cape Town vs Durban’s Super Giants||Cape Town||9:00 PM|
|Saturday, January 14||Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Pretoria||5:00 PM|
|Saturday, January 14||MI Cape Town vs Joburg Super Kings||Cape Town||9:00 PM|
|Sunday, January 15||Durban’s Super Giants vs Paarl Royals||Paarl||5:00 PM|
|Monday, January 16||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town||Gqeberha||9:00 PM|
|Tuesday, January 17||Paarl Royals vs Durban’s Super Giants||Paarl||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, January 17||Joburg Super Kings vs Pretoria Capitals||Johannesburg||9:00 PM|
|Wednesday, January 18||MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Cape Town||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, January 18||Pretoria Capitals vs Joburg Super Kings||Pretoria||9:00 PM|
|Thursday, January 19||Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Paarl||9:00 PM|
|Friday, January 20||Durban’s Super Giants vs Pretoria Capitals||Durban||9:00 PM|
|Saturday, January 21||Paarl Royals vs MI Cape Town||Paarl||5:00 PM|
|Saturday, January 21||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super Kings||Gqeberha||9:00 PM|
|Sunday, January 22||Paarl Royals vs Pretoria Capitals||Paarl||5:00 PM|
|Sunday, January 22||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban’s Super Giants||Gqeberha||9:00 PM|
|Monday, January 23||MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals||Cape Town||9:00 PM|
|Tuesday, January 24||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals||Gqeberha||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, January 24||Joburg Super Kings vs Durban’s Super Giants||Johannesburg||9:00 PM|
|Thursday, February 2||Durban’s Super Giants vs MI Cape Town||Durban||9:00 PM|
|Friday, February 3||Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals||Johannesburg||5:00 PM|
|Friday, February 3||Durban’s Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Durban||9:00 PM|
|Saturday, February 4||Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town||Pretoria||9:00 PM|
|Sunday, February 5||Joburg Super Kings vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Johannesburg||5:00 PM|
|Sunday, February 5||Pretoria Capitals vs Durban’s Super Giants||Pretoria||9:00 PM|
|Monday, February 6||Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town||Johannesburg||9:00 PM|
|Tuesday, February 7||Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals||Pretoria||9:00 PM|
|Wednesday, February 8||Semi-final 1 - TBC vs TBC||Johannesburg||9:00 PM|
|Thursday, February 9||Semi-final 2 - TBC vs TBC||Pretoria||9:00 PM|
|Saturday, February 11||Final - TBC vs TBC||Johannesburg||8:00 PM|
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