South Africa kickstarted the inaugural edition of their premier T20 competition SA20 on 10th January. The auction of the tournament which is expected to revolutionise cricket in South Africa, was concluded in September. While teams got a chance to pick five players before the bidding, recently, franchises also got to make a wildcard pick.
The tournament is expected to be a neck-to-neck battle between the six participating franchises as all the teams have several stars in their lineup. However, there are a few teams which are already being touted as ‘favourites’ considering their strong squads on paper. On that note, let’s take a look at three teams which can win the first season of SA 20:
1 MI Cape Town
MI Cape Town first picked five players to form a strong core unit. They hired Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone. Recently, they got the services of speedster Jofra Archer as a wildcard pick. At the auctions, they picked the likes of Rassie van der Dussen and Duan Jansen to cover all bases in their squad.
MI Cape Town have enough firepower in their squad to outplay any opposition on their given day. Hence, they are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in the inaugural season.
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