SA20 Auction Big Takeaways: List of Players Sold, Squads, Surprises, Exclusions, and More!

Broken Cricket Dreams
9 min readSep 20, 2022


SA20 Auction Big Takeaways: List of Players Sold, Squads, Surprises, Exclusions, and More!

SA20 Auction gathered lots of attention around the world.

This was not like South Africa’s earlier failed attempts to a T20 league. Graeme Smith is at the head of the organization (league commissioner), the IPL groups own all the franchises, and there was even an auction in this one. This was actually quite an enthralling event to witness.

Big Takeaways & Highlights from SA20 Auction

- Sri Lankan (most) players go unsold despite a stellar Asia Cup performance

- MI Cape Town stay true to their franchise and get as many as six uncapped South African players

- This was a proper T20 league auction. Not one where home grown players’ reputation was kept in thought. T20 captain Temba Bavuma, Test captain Dean Elgar, and Andile Phehlukwayo were all unsold.

- Tristan Stubb’s profile skyrockets. From an injury replacement at Mumbai Indians to $519,000 price at the SA20 auction.

- Just like the IPL, the auction propelled a few relatively unknown names in the bags of riches. In this case, it was Donavon Ferreira at $311,000.

And finally, this adds to the tension between international and franchise cricket. This will add another layer to seven types of possible careers cricketers can choose from in the future.

A cricketer can now just play- Indian Premier League (March-June)- The Hundred or CPL (August-September)- SA T20 or UAE IL T20 (December-January)And have a well-paid career 🚨 enough rest No need to play internationals or 6 different leagues to survive #CricketTwitter — Broken Cricket Dreams Cricket Blog (@cricket_broken) September 19, 2022

9 Cricketers for Whom Teams Broke the Bank at the SA T20 Auction

- Tristan Stubb — R. 9,200,000 ($519,000)

- Rilee Rossouw — R. 6,900,000 ($389,000)

- Marco Jansen — R. 6,100,000 ($344,000)

- Wayne Parnell — R. 5,600,000 ($316,000)

- Donavon Ferreira — R. 5,500,000 ($311,000)

- Sisanda Magala — R. 5,400,000 ($305,000)

- George Linde — R. 3,900,000 ($220,000)

- Jimmy Neesham — R. 3,600,000 ($203,500)

- Duan Jansen — R. 3,300,000 ($186,500)

5 Prominent Players that were Left Unsold at the SA T20 Auction

- Temba Bavuma: Captain of South Africa’s T20 World Cup team, Base Price — R. 850,000 ($48,000)

- Andile Phehlukwayo: Base Price — R. 850,000 ($48,000)

- Duanne Olivier: Base Price — R. 175,000 ($9,800)

- Farhaan Behardien: Base Price — R.175,000 ($9,800)

- Aaron Phangiso: Base Price — R. 175,000 ($9,800)

Also Read: 49 South African Cricketers Who Left Their Country for Kolpak Deals

SA T20 List of Pre-Auction Buys

Prior to the auction, each franchise could acquire the services of maximum five players — 1 South African (capped), 1 uncapped, and three overseas players.

MI Cape Town (owned by Mumbai Indians group): Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Dewald Brevis (uncapped)

Durban Super Giants (owned by Lucknow Super Giants group): Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen (uncapped)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape (owned by Sunrisers Hyderabad group): Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman (uncapped)

Johannesburg Super Kings (owned by Chennai Super Kings group): Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Mahesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd

Paarl Royals (owned by Rajasthan Royals group): David Miller, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch

Pretoria Capitals (owned by Delhi Capitals group): Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius (uncapped)

SA T20 Complete Squads

MI Cape Town

- Kaigso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks

- Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil

- Dwald Brevis, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Ziyaad Abrahams

Durban Super Giants

- Quinton de Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klassen, Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer

- Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul Reece Topley, Dilshan Madushanka, Johnson Charles

- Prenelan Subrayen, Matthew Breetzke, Christiaan Jonker

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

- Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Sisanda Magala, JJ Smuts, Roelof van der Merwe

- Mason Crane, Jordan Cox, Adam Rossington, Tom Abell, Brydon Carse

- Ottniel Baartman, Junaid Dawood, James Fuller, Aya Gqamane, Sarel Erwee

Joburg Super Kings

- Faf du Plessis, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams

- Mahesh Theekshana, Romario Shepherd, Harry Brook, Alzarri Joseph, Lewis Gregory

- Leus du Plooy, Donavon Ferreira, Nandre Burger, Malusi Siboto, Caleb Seleka

Paarl Royals

- David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe

- Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Obed McCoy

- Corbin Bosch, Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Mitchell van Buuren, Codi Yusuf

Pretoria Capitals

- Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw, Wayne Parnell, Theunis de Bruyn

- Phil Salt, Josh Little, Adil Rashid, Will Jacks, Kusal Mendis, Jimmy Neesham

- Migael Pretorius, Shaun von Berg, Cameron Delport, Marco Marais, Daryn Dupavillon, Eathan Bosch, Shane Dadswell

Also Read: Salary of Cricketers (Men’s) from Each of the 12 Nations (2022) — The Complete Guide

SA T20 Auction — Prices & List of Players Sold (As It Happened)

The auction was held in several rounds.

SA20 Auction Round 1 — Marquee Capped Players

In Round 1, capped South African players were sold.

PlayerFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionLungi NgidiPaarl RoyalsR. 3,400,000$192,000Tabraiz ShamsiPaarl RoyalsR. 4,300,000$243,000Dwaine PretoriusDurban Super GiantsR. 4,100,000$231,000Rassie van der Dussen MI Cape TownR. 3,900,000$220,000Heinrich KlassenDurban Super GiantsR. 4,500,000$254,000Marco Jansen Sunrisers Eastern CapeR. 6,100,000$344,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 1

- Base price — 1,700,000 Rands ($96,000): Odean Smith, Jimmy Neesham

SA20 Auction Round 2 — Batters

PlayerInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionHarry Brook EnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 2,100,000$118,000Rilee RossouwSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 6,900,000$389,000Janneman MalanSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 2,700,000$152,000Tristan StubbSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 9,200,000$519,000Jason RoyEnglandPaarl RoyalsR. 1,500,000$84,600Reeza HendricksSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 4,500,000$254,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 2

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Eoin Morgan, Brandon King, Temba Bavuma, Pathum Nissanka

SA Auction Round 3 — Wicketkeepers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionKyle VerreynneSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 175,000$9,800Dane VilasSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 3,300,000$186,000Ryan RickletonSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 1,000,000$56,000Phil SaltEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 2,000,000$113,000

*Note: Peter Handscomb withdrew before the auction

List of Unsold Players in Round 3

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Dinesh Chandimal

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Shai Hope, Kusal Mendis

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): David Bedingham

SA20 Auction Round 4 — All Rounders

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionKeemo PaulWest IndiesDurban Super GiantsR. 850,000$48,000Wayne ParnellSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 5,600,000$316,000George GartonEnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 425,000$24,000Sisanda MalagaSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 5,400,000$305,000Keshav MaharajSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 2,500,000$141,000George LindeSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 3,900,000$220,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 4

- (Base price: 850,000 Rands — $48,000): Chamika Karunaratne, Andile Phehlukwayo

- (Base price: 425,000 Rands — $24,000): Sean Williams, Brydon Carse

SA20 Auction Round 5 — The Fast Bowlers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionAlzarri JosephWest IndiesJoburg Super KingsR. 2,100,000$119,000Josh LittleIrelandPretoria CapitalsR. 1,500,000$85,000Kyle AbbottSouth AfricaDurban Super KingsR. 175,000Kyle AbbottSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$9,900Beuran HendricksSouth AfricaMI Cape TownR. 275,000$15,500

List of Unsold Players in Round 5

- Base price — 1,700,000 Rands ($96,000): Jayden Seales

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, Matheesha Pathirana

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Oshane Thomas

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Hardus Viljoen, Lutho Sipamla

SA20 Auction Round 6 — The Spinners

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionJunaid Dawood*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 375,000$21,000Shaun von Berg*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 325,000$18,000Mason CraneEnglandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000Adil RashidEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 2,400,000$135,600Bjorn FortuinSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 1,500,000$85,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 6

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Hayden Walsh Jr., Avishka Fernando

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Matt Parkinson

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Simon Harmer, Aaron Phangiso

SA20 Auction Round 7 — More Batters

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionCameron Delport*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 800,000$45,200Leus du Plooy*Uncapped South AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 1,500,000$85,000Will JacksEnglandPretoria CapitalsR. 1,100,000$62,000Theunis de BruynSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 1,000,000$56,500

List of Unsold Players in Round 7

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Lendl Simmons

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Ibrahim Zadran, Harry Tector

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Sarel Erwee, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen

SA20 Auction Round 8 — More All Rounders

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionLewis GregoryEnglandJoburg Super KingsR. 850,000$48,000Duan Jansen*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 3,300,000$186,500JJ SmutsSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 2,300,000$130,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 8

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Carlos Brathwaite, Karim Janat, Craig Overton

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Roston Chase,

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Colin Ackermann, Wiaan Mulder

SA20 Auction Round 9 — More Bowlers

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionJunior DalaSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$9,800Lizaad WilliamsSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 325,000$18,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 9

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Akila Dananjaya, Olly Stone, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Tom Helm

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Chris Wood, Duanne Olivier, Daryn Dupavillon

SA20 Auction Round 10 — The Nexxt

This was an express round for uncapped players.

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionJordan Cox*Uncapped English playerSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 325,000$18,000Dilshan MadushankaSri LankaDurban Super GiantsR. 275,000$15,500

List of Unsold Players in Round 9

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Andile Simelane, Tiaan van Vuuren, Jonathan Bird, Caleb Seleka, Matthew Boast, Bryce Parsons, Dunith Wellalage

SA20 Auction Round 11 — The eXXpress Auction

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionJohnson CharlesWest IndiesDurban Super GiantsR. 425,000$24,000Adam Rossington*Uncapped English Sunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000Nandre Burger*Uncapped South African Joburg Super KingsR. 175,000$9,800Donavon Ferreira*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super KingsR. 5,500,000$311,000Matthew Breetzke*Uncapped South AfricanDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$24,000Mitchell van Buuren*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$9,800Wihan LubbeSouth AfricaPaarl RoyalsR. 350,000$20,000Marco Marais*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$9,800Delano Potgieter*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$9,800Roelof van der MerweSouth Africa/NetherlandsSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$9,800Marques Ackerman*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$9,800Ferisco Adams*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 325,000$18,000Imraan Manack*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$9,800Christiaan JonkerSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 175,000$9,800Evan Jones*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 1,700,000$96,000Malusi Siboto*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super KingsR. 175,000$9,800Ramon Simmonds*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$9,800James Fuller*Uncapped South African/New ZealandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000

List of Unsold Players in Round 10

- Base price — 850,000 Rands ($48,000): Adam Lyth

- Base price: — 425,000 Rands ($24,000): Jeffrey Vandersay, Jake Lintott, Paul Walter, Tom Moores, Sam Cook, George Scrimshaw

- Base price -175,000 Rands ($9,800): Grant Roelofsen, Glenton Stuurman, Mbulelo Budaza, Ziyaad Abrahams, Aya Gqamane, Steve Eskinaz, Diego Rosier, Khaya Zondo, Johan van Dyk, Pieter Malan, Dayyan Galiem, Henry Brookes, Farhaan Behardien, Pite van Biljon, Unmukt Chand, Bayers Swanepoel

SA20 Auction — Round 12 — The eXXpress Auction

PlayersInternational TeamFranchisePrice Sold (South African Rands)US Dollar ConversionOdean SmithWest IndiesMI Cape TownR. 1,700,000$96,000Jimmy NeeshamNew ZealandPretoria CapitalsR. 3,600,000$203,000Eoin MorganEnglandPaarl RoyalsR. 2,000,000$113,000Kusal MendisSri LankaPretoria CapitalsR. 425,000$24,000Brydon CarseEnglandSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 425,000$24,000Sarel ErweeSouth AfricaSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$9,800Simon HarmerSouth AfricaJoburg Super KingsR. 200,000$11,000Wiaan MulderSouth AfricaDurban Super GiantsR. 1,900,000$107,000Caleb Seleka*Uncapped South AfricanJoburg Super GiantsR. 175,000$9,800Daryn DupavillonSouth AfricaPretoria CapitalsR. 1,700,000$96,000Ziyaad Abrahams*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$9,800Wesley Marshall*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$9,800Aya Gqamane*Uncapped South AfricanSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 175,000$9,800Codi Yusuf*Uncapped South AfricanPaarl RoyalsR. 175,000$9,800Olly StoneEnglandMI Cape TownR. 850,000$48,000Grant Roelofsen*Uncapped South AfricanMI Cape TownR. 175,000$9,800Shane Dadswell*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$9,800Eathan Bosch*Uncapped South AfricanPretoria CapitalsR. 175,000$9,800Tom Abell*Uncapped EnglishSunrisers Eastern CapeR. 850,000$48,000

Final List of Unsold Players in Round 12

- Temba Bavuma, David Bedingham, Andile Phehlukwayo, Roston Chase, Craig Overton, Siyabonga Mahima, Thimas Kaber, Paul Walter, Sam Cook, Diego Rosier, Farhaan Behardein, Pieter Malan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Hardus Viljoen

Also Read:

- 49 South African Cricketers Who Left Their Country for Kolpak Deals

- 19 South African Born Cricketers Who Play for Other Countries: Labuschagne, Neil Wagner,…Can you Guess the Rest?

- Top 11 Cricketers Who Retired Too Early — The Lost Generation of Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, AB De Villiers, Hashim Amla, and Michael Clarke

Frequently Asked Questions — Get to Know the Players

Who is Junaid Dawood? Junaid Dawood is a 25-year-old leg break bowler who plays domestic cricket in South Africa. Who is Shaun von Berg? Shaun von Berg is a South African bowling allrounder from South Africa.He is a 36-year-old cricketer who has played 124 first class matches and has taken 447 wickets. He was recently purchase by the Pretorius Capitals in the SA20 auction. Does Ross Taylor still play cricket? Even though Ross Taylor retired earlier in 2022, he still plays exhibition cricket. He played for the Road Safety series and was in the SA20 auction. He was unsold with base price at 850,000 Rands ($48,000). Who is Nandre Burger? Nandre Burger is a 27-year-old South African cricketer. He is a left-handed medium-fast bowling all-rounder. Who is Donavon Ferreira? Donavon Ferreira is a 24-year-old South African cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper from Pretoria. He was sold for 5,500,000 South African Rands ($311,000) in the SA20 Auction to Joburg Super Kings. Who is Matthew Breetze? Matthew Breetze is a 23-year-old South African cricketer who is a wicket-keeper from the Eastern Province. Which team purchased Mitchell van Buren in the SA20 Auction? Mitchell van Buuren, a 24-year-old legspinner from South African was purchased by the Paarl Royals. Who is Wihan Lubbe? Wihan Lubbe is a South African cricketer who has played 2 T20Is. Was Unmukt Chand picked up the 2022 SA20 Auction? No, Unmukt Chand, an U-19 World Cup winning captain from India who now plays for Team USA, was not picked up for SA20 Auction. His base price was 175,000 South Africa Rands.



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