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Mnyaka hopes T20 Global League can take his career to next level

Eighteen-year-old Akhona Mnyaka has described his selection for the Bloem City Blazers in the inaugural T20 Global league as ‘unexpected’ and as an opportunity to grow his fledging cricket career. Mnyaka is the youngest player to be picked in the player draft, which saw all eight teams in the tournament finalise their respective squads in Cape Town over the weekend.

The left-arm seamer from East London- who made his South Africa Under-19 debut earlier this year- says he is looking forward to playing with and against some of the best cricketers in the world. He particularly wants to gain as much knowledge and experience from Bloem City Blazers bowling coach mentor, Allan Donald, a player he has looked up to as a young fast bowler. 

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Qalandars land Chris Morris, Fakhar Zaman in T20 Global League draft

Big-hitting South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris and Pakistan poster boy Fakhar Zaman headline the Durban Qalandars squad picked for the inaugural T20 Global League season in Cape Town on Sunday.

At an intriguing Player Draft ceremony held at the Westin Hotel, the eight 18-man squads for the competition were finalised, with Pakistan’s former captain Mohammad Hafeez, Englishman Sam Billings and Mitchell McClenaghan of New Zealand completing the foreign quota for franchise owner Fawad Rana and his team.

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Apea-Adu helps Easterns to consolation win

Three wickets from seamer Kofi Apea-Adu ensured Easterns ended the Africa T20 Cup with a consolation win after they edged out Western Province by 11 runs at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Sunday.

The 22-year-old claimed three for 25 to help the host union defend their 163/8 by bowling out the visitors for 152 in 18.2 overs. 

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Namibia reach Africa T20 Cup Semis for first time

Namibia progressed to the Africa T20 Cup semi-finals for the first time after they crushed South Western Districts by six wickets to ensure they finished top of Pool A at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Sunday.

A polished bowling display was key in setting up the win for the Africans, who managed to restrict their opponents to just 104/7, before cantering home with 11 balls remaining.

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Pollard, Gayle, Pietersen & Malinga to light up South Africa's new T20 league

Amidst much trepidation and excitement, Cricket South Africa (CSA) hosted a Mini-Draft in Cape Town on Saturday 26 August, in order to allocate the eight international marquee players to teams, ahead of the T20 Global League Main Player Draft event due to take place the following day.

The players who are eligible for the main draft are those who entered a binding agreement to enter the Draft. The League is now ready for take-off.

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Namibia coast past Western Province in Africa T20 Cup opener

Namibia got their Pool A Africa T20 Cup campaign off to a flying start when they coasted to an 8-wicket victory over Western Province with 10 balls to spare in their opening match at Sahara Park Willowmoore on Friday.

Western Province, who won the toss, never got out of the blocks as they struggled to 31/2 at the end of the six power play overs. Worse was to follow as they slumped to 56/5 at the halfway stage. The innings remained a procession and in the end they only just managed to bat out their 20 overs to finish on 121 all out. 

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Dale Steyn returns to Multiply Titans

Multiply Titans announced today that South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will join the franchise for the 2017/18 season. The 34-year-old, who hits the headlines with his volcanic pace, will return to SuperSport Park after nominating the Centurion franchise as his new home of cricket.

After spending seven years at WSB Cape Cobras, Steyn will make his way back to the Titans where his professional playing career started in 2003/04, before going on to become an international powerhouse in all three formats of the game.

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Pollard, Simmons praise marvellous Mumbai after incredible come from behind win

Mumbai Indians batsman Kieran Pollard felt that the team showed a lot of character at key moments and played as an unit as they got the better of Sunrisers Hyderabad by one run to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.

Opting to bat, Mumbai were left reeling at 79/7 in the 15th over, but Krunal Pandya's 47 off 38 deliveries helped them reach 129/8. During the chase, Pune kept wickets at hand but took it deep as they found it tough in the final five overs.

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Mumbai steal last ball win over irresponsible Pune in IPL 2017 Final

Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Sunday. In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in front of packed stands at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. This is Mumbai's third IPL title.

Chasing a target of 130 runs, Pune could only manage to post 128/6 in their 20 overs. Australian fast bowler Mitchel Johnson was the most successful for Mumbai with figures of 3-26, while young pacer Jasprit Bumrah also played a crucial role, returning figures of 2-26 in four excellent overs. Veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga also bowled well and was unlucky not to get a wicket. He conceeded just 21 runs in his four overs.

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