Cape Town - Jozi Stars
batting star Chris Gayle will feature in the Mzansi Super League's first
weekend when he turns out against Nelson Mandela
Bay Giants at Wanderers on Saturday, November 19 (19:00 start).
Gayle, with his
swashbuckling batting style, is arguably one of the best ever limited overs
cricketers and is considered the prototype T20 cricket player, holding the
distinction of the highest T20 score ever (175 not out).
West Indian has great history at the 34 000-seating Wanderers,
popularly referred to as the “Bull Ring”, where he scored the first ever
century in the shortest format of the game back in 2007.
"We are excited to have Chris
part of this tournament from the start and he is looking forward to linking up
with his Jozi Stars teammates," Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe, said.
the 'World Boss' back in South Africa and playing cricket - we and the fans
could not have asked for anything better than one of the most popular players
that have ever played the game."
Gayle joins an
already formidable line-up at Stars with Proteas marquee superstar bowler
Kagiso Rabada, left arm paceman Beuran Hendricks as well as stylish batsman,
The other international marquee players are Rashid Khan
(Durban Heat) Jason Roy (Giants), Eoin Morgan (Tshwane Spartans) and Dwayne
Bravo (Paarl Rocks).
marquee players for the tournament are Rabada, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis,
Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir and Quinton de Kock.