Highveld Lions

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Highveld Lions
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CaptainSouth Africa Temba Bavuma
CoachSouth Africa Enoch Nkwe
Team information
Colours     Red      Royal Blue      Gold
Home groundBidvest Wanderers Stadium (main venue), Senwes Park
Capacity34,000 (Bidvest Wanderers) 18,000 (Senwes Park)
Official website:Highveld Lions


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The Highveld Lions (known as the bizhub Highveld Lions for sponsorship reasons) are a professional cricket franchise which represents Central Gauteng and North West Provinces.

It's member unions are the Central Gauteng Lions cricket team and North West first class cricket who merged in 2003 to form the franchise which is highest level of cricket in the region and a feeder to the South African National Cricket team.

The home venues are the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. The combined team plays in the 4-Day Franchise Series first class cricket competition as well as in the Momentum 1 Day Cup and CSA T20 Challenge limited over competitions. They are the current 4-Day Franchise Series competition champions.


  • Sunfoil Series (2) - 2014–15, 2018-19
  • Momentum 1 Day Cup (1) - ; 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


  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Lions Captain
Temba Bavuma South Africa (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium Captain
Opening Batsmen
Ryan Rickelton South Africa (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm medium
Reeza Hendricks South Africa (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Rassie van der Dussen South Africa (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Wihan Lubbe South Africa 11 November 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break
South Africa
Kagiso Rapulana South Africa (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Dominic Hendricks South Africa (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break Opener
Mangaliso Mosehle South Africa (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 (age 28) Right-handed
Nicky van den Bergh South Africa (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 29) Right-handed
South Africa
Willem Mulder South Africa (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium
Dwaine Pretorius South Africa (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
South Africa (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Spin Bowlers
Bjorn Fortuin South Africa (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Aaron Phangiso South Africa (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Craig Alexander South Africa (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast
Beuran Hendricks South Africa (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm medium fast
Malusi Siboto South Africa (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Delano Potgieter South Africa (1996-08-05) 5 August 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium
Nono Pongolo South Africa (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
Kagiso Rabada South Africa (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm fast
Nandre Burger South Africa 11 August 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Left arm medium fast

Source(s): Contracted players and second team players who have represented Lions in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.


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