Highveld Lions

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Highveld Lions
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Personnel
Captain South Africa Temba Bavuma
Coach South Africa Enoch Nkwe
Team information
Colours

     Red      Royal Blue

     Gold
Founded 2003
Home ground Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (main venue), Senwes Park
Capacity

34,000 (Bidvest Wanderers)

18,000 (Senwes Park)
Official website: Highveld Lions

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T20

The bizhub Highveld Lions is the name used by the combined Central Gauteng Lions cricket team 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 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 Momentum 1 Day Cup champions.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Sunfoil Series (1) - 2014–15
  • 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

Squad[edit]

  • 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
Opening Batsmen
Stephen Cook South Africa (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium Captain
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 29) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Batsmen
Temba Bavuma South Africa (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Yassar Cook South Africa (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Andre Malan South Africa (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Shaylen Pillay South Africa (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Dominic Hendricks South Africa (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 27) 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
All-rounders
Bjorn Fortuin South Africa (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Willem Mulder South Africa (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm medium
Dwaine Pretorius South Africa (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
Eddie Leie South Africa (1986-11-16) 16 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Aaron Phangiso South Africa (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Sean Jamison South Africa (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast
Carmi le Roux South Africa (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Left arm medium fast
Matt McGillivray South Africa (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Ayavuya Myoli South Africa (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast
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
Hardus Viljoen South Africa (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast

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

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "CSA congratulates Lions on Momentum Cup triumph". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 28 February 2016.