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Moeen Ali to play for Jo’burg Super Kings in the 2024 edition of SA20; Check out other fresh signings

Moeen Ali to play for Jo’burg Super Kings in the 2024 edition of SA20; Check out other fresh signings

Moeen Ali, off-spin all-rounder from England, will represent Jo’burg Super Kings in the SA20 league in 2024. This announcement comes as the six teams reveal the players they have pre-signed and retained for the league’s second season, which will begin in January 2024.

Jo’burg Super Kings: Retention and fresh signings

Ali played for the Sharjah Warriors in the inaugural ILT20 tournament last year because SA20’s dates clashed with that of ILT20’s. But as things stand right now, Ali will play for Chennai Super Kings’ sister Johannesburg team in SA20. Opening batsman Faf du Plessis and bowler Gerald Coetzee have been retained by Johannesburg to lead their attack.

Along with Ali, David Wiese of Namibia, Zahir Khan of Afghanistan, and Sam Cook of England, who was The Hundred’s Player of the Final from the previous season, will also join the team.

Check out what each fresh signing has to offer

The Faf du Plessis-led side finished as the semifinalists in the inaugural edition of the tournament. However, Jo’burg Super Kings will be hopeful to win their maiden SA20 title after the pre signing of the new overseas players for the second edition of the League that will be held in South Africa.

Moeen Ali

The England all-rounder Moeen Ali has a wealth of experience in all game formats. In 129 ODIs, 74 T20Is, and 65 Tests, Moeen has played for England. In international cricket, he has amassed over 6000 runs and over 300 wickets.

Since IPL 2021, the all-rounder has also been a part of the Chennai Super Kings organisation. In 59 IPL games, the left-hander has scored over 1000 runs and claimed 33 wickets. Additionally, Moeen was a member of the CSK teams that won the IPL in 2021 and 2023.

David Wiese

In international cricket, David Wiese has played for both South Africa and Namibia. Wiese has participated in 15 ODIs and 39 T20 Internationals. He is an all-rounder with the ability to hit hard and take key wickets.

In addition, he has participated in more than 300 T20 games throughout his career, including the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, and The Hundred.

Zahir Khan

Zahir Khan, a left-arm leg spinner from Afghanistan who is 24 years old, has the ability to extract turn and bounce off the pitch. He has also played in all three game formats for the Afghan national team. Zahir has experience playing in both the Caribbean Premier League and the Big Bash League. In his T20 career, he has captured around 100 wickets.

Sam Cook

Sam Cook is an English right-arm medium bowler who has over 200 first-class wickets to his credit. Cook has experience acting in the film The Hundred, in which he played a part for the Trent Rockets. He picked up four wickets in the The Hundred Final last year and was named Player of the Match.

Cook, a speedster who can bat either way, will be a crucial addition to the Joburg team for the second SA20 tournament.

Here are what the squads look like for each time as of now:

Durban Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Kyle Mayers, Naveen-ul-Haq, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Reece Topley

Jo’burg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Gerald Coetzee, Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Sam Cook, Zahir Khan

MI Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Rashid Khan, Tom Banton

Paarl Royals: David Miller, Corbin Bosch, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy

Pretoria Capitals: Migael Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Jimmy Neesham

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Aiden Markram, Ottniel Bartman, Dawid Malan, Liam Dawson

According to a report in The Cricketer, the tournament will probably conflict with England’s Test series against India in 2024. Due to their prospects of being selected for the tour, Moeen and Curran may have to quit the competition in the middle.

Prior to the September draught, the pre-signing period for SA20 has now ended. The six teams still have until July 21 to trade South African players, keep foreign players from their 2023 teams, or buy out players with long-term contracts.

The wage pots for SA20 franchises can now be increased for the 2019 season, giving them an extra £250,000 to create their team.

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