Sunrisers Eastern Cape is to Maintain their Dominance for SA20 2024!
The England Cricketer, Dawid Malan states that the Sunrisers Eastern Cape will maintain their dominance by having their SA20 title defense. He adds on saying, they aim to pass through the round-robin format where every participating team has to face every other team in the group stage.
Liam Dawson, the right-handed batsman and left-hand bowler was drawn into the Gqeberha (city in South Africa).
Dawid Malan, the top-order Left-handed batsman is one of the key inclusion in the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad for SA’s premier T20 2nd edition. Although Malan was drawn in during the pre-signing window.
Meanwhile, Craig Overton got his approval as a wildcard but later he was ruled out of the season due to his injury. Also, Sisanda Magala is another player that we are going to miss this season due to injury. Sunrisers Eastern Cape announced this through their post on the official X account.
During the 2nd season auction, Orange Army retained their championship-winning side and to the core of it. They have the rookie selection for which there are 3 new youngsters from South Africa namely Beyers Swanepoel, Caleb Seleka, and Andile Simelane.
Dawid Malan about the importance of Sunrisers Eastern Cape WIN
Dawid Malan spoke to the media at the weekend, before the net session saying they are very much eager to sport in the orange dress during the musical marching band which sounds amazing. At the same time, their defense against Joburg Super Kings is set to begin.
He said he has heard that fans are very passionate and they have been supporting the team so Malan feels very hopeful that they can give their best performances to keep the enthusiasts and fans supporting them constantly again and again.
Dawid Malan believes that if they could secure early wins it would surely give them good scope till the group stages are completed. He states that obviously, everyone wants to win every game they play. But franchise cricket holds different criteria. They have to play something much better than good cricket. If at least 2 games are won, the game will start peaking one after the other.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Team to acquire Experiences from Dawid Malan
Malan says that they will try to win every game they play. At the same time, he is well aware that a franchise tournament will need them to win at least 4 to 5 games in advance which is like losing almost half of their games but it becomes a part of franchise cricket. He finally adds on saying, it is obvious and important to win every game but it is more important to get the victory when it matters the most!
Undoubtedly, Dawid Malan holds a lot of experience representing franchises across the world and now he is eager to share his knowledge with the squad. He has earned a specter beneath 1,900 runs in 62 T20 Internationals. This includes a century and 16 half-centuries. Meanwhile, at the domestic and franchise levels he has accumulated 8,667 runs in 316 matches. This includes 5 hundred and 36 half-centuries.
The squad at present on paper looks pretty good. Also, there are a few experienced South African players who have performed extremely well. Many overseas players are part of the team belonging to different age groups and experience levels. Malan says he watched a few local boys and they seem to look like good players.
He further adds on saying that though he does well or not but will surely lend his experience by helping 1 or 2 persons for the next 5-6 weeks. If these players take some learning then Malan says he would feel that he has left his mark here.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad – SA20 2024
Here is the list of players in the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad for SA20 2024:
- Aiden Markram (Captain)
- Tom Abell
- Ottniel Baartman
- Temba Bavuma
- Sarel Erwee
- Aya Gqamane
- Simon Harmer
- Jordan Hermann
- Marco Jansen
- Sisanda Magala
- Liam Dawson (ENG)
- Dawid Malan (ENG)
- Craig Overton (ENG)
- Adam Rossington
- Caleb Seleka
- Andile Simelane
- Tristan Stubbs
- Beyers Swanepoel
- Daniel Worrall
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Squad Young Players
Franchise cricket also replicates international cricket when it comes to the kind of pressure it builds. Usually being a part of a franchise, players get only 1-2 year contracts.
Especially performing amidst the huge crowds will build extreme pressure to perform consistently. So that way, it would be best for the young players to grab this opportunity to play well and practice for the international cricket formats.
Aiden Markram about his captaincy in Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Markram recently said in an interview that it was nice to get runs in a different format and it gives confidence as a player to go straight to the SA20 but at the same time respect this different format.
He expressed his feelings stating that he considers himself a blessed captain of the Sunrisers Eastern Cape team. Also, would have great exposure to learn many things from the captain’s point of view.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape will strive to Maintain their Dominance
As the preparation phase is complete, Sunrisers Eastern Cape faced the Netherlands in 2 warmup matches. Also, they have noted where and how the planning has to be tuned. The tournament will start this week.