Highveld Lions cricket team

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Highveld Lions
Highveld Lions Logo.jpg
Captain: South Africa Stephen Cook
Coach: South Africa Geoffrey Toyana
Colours:      Red      Gold
Founded: 2003
Home ground: Wanderers Stadium
Capacity: 34,000
Official website: Highveld Lions

The Highveld Lions is the name used by the combined Gauteng and North West first class cricket teams in South Africa.

The home venues are the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. The combined team plays in the Sunfoil Series first class cricket competition as well as in the Momentum 1 Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited over competitions.

Honours[edit]

  • Sunfoil Series (0) -  ; shared () -
  • Momentum 1 Day Cup (0) - ; shared (1) - 2012-13 shared with Nashua Cape Cobras
  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge (2) - 2006–07, 2012-13
  • Champions League Twenty20 (0) -  ; Runners up (1) - 2011-2012

Squad[edit]

  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
6 Stephen Cook South Africa (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
73 Alviro Petersen South Africa (1980-11-25) 25 November 1980 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rassie van der Dussen South Africa (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Batsmen
Temba Bavuma South Africa (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Gulam Bodi South Africa (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 35) Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman One-day only
Devon Conway South Africa (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium
4 Neil McKenzie South Africa (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm medium T20 Captain
Grant Mokoena South Africa (1987-08-02) 2 August 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Shaylen Pillay South Africa (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
12 Quinton de Kock South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 21) Left-handed Opener
Dominic Hendricks South Africa (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break Opener
10 Sizwe Masondo South Africa (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 27) Right-handed
10 Thami Tsolekile South Africa (1980-10-09) 9 October 1980 (age 33) Right-handed
All-rounders
Zander de Bruyn South Africa (1975-07-05) 5 July 1975 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
55 Cliffe Deacon South Africa (1980-06-23) 23 June 1980 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Dale Deeb South Africa (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm
Azhar Mahmood England (1975-02-28) 28 February 1975 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium T20 only
Brett Pelser South Africa (1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Dwaine Pretorius South Africa (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
86 Jean Symes South Africa (1986-11-13) 13 November 1986 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast T20 only
Spin Bowlers
Eddie Leie South Africa (1986-11-16) 16 November 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
69 Aaron Phangiso South Africa (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Imran Tahir South Africa (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Dieter Klein South Africa (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Pumelela Matshikwe South Africa (1984-06-19) 19 June 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Chris Morris South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
54 Ethan O'Reilly South Africa (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Kagiso Rabada South Africa (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 19) Left-handed Right-arm fast
68 Lonwabo Tsotsobe South Africa (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Hardus Viljoen South Africa (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Source(s): ESPNcricinfo, Highveld Lions Squad -

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions