Champions of the first edition of SA20, Sunrisers Eastern Cape is ready to defend its title in SA20 2024. Sunrisers Eastern Cape lifted the trophy by winning against Pretoria Capitals in the finals of the recent season of SA20. To repeat the previous season’s performance, Sunrisers made an excellent squad for this season of SA20. Let’s take a deep look at Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis for this season.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Squad
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape management made a strong squad for SA20 2024 on the mini-auction that happened in Johannesburg on September 27, 2023. The 19-player squad includes 8 batters, 8 all-rounders, and 3 bowlers. Aiden Markram is retained as the captain of Sunrisers Eastern Cape for this season of SA20. Here is the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis for SA20 2024. You can check Paaral Royals Squad Analysis here.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis of batters for SA20 2024
Aiden Markram(c) (Opening Batter)
Temba Bavuma (Middle order Batter)
Sarel Erwee (Opening Batter)
Jordan Hermann (Middle order Batter)
Dawid Malan (Top order Batter)
Adam Rossington (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Tristan Stubbs (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis of Allrounders for SA20 2024
Tom Abell (Batting Allrounder)
Brydon Carse (Bowling Allrounder)
Liam Dawson (Allrounder)
Ayabulela Gqamane (Bowling Allrounder)
Marco Jansen (Bowling Allrounder)
Patrick Kruger (Batting Allrounder)
Andile Simelane (Allrounder)
Beyers Swanepoel (Allrounder)
Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis of bowlers for SA20 2024
Ottniel Baartman (Bowler)
Simon Harmer (Bowler)
Caleb Seleka (Bowler)
Sisanda Magala (Bowler) withdrawn
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Squad Analysis
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Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s Captain Aiden Markram is the backbone of Eastern Cape’s batting. Markram was the highest run scorer for Eastern Cape in the previous season of SA20. He scored 366 runs for Eastern Cape in SA20 2023. He scored the first-ever century of Eastern Cape in SA20. Because of his brilliant performance in the recent season of SA20, Markram was named as Player of the Tournament of SA20 2023.
Former white-ball Captain of the South African team, Temba Bavuma is also in the squad of Eastern Cape for this season of SA20. He also played in the recent season of SA20 for Eastern Cape. David Malan, Tom Abell, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Hermann, Adam Rossington, Triston Stubbs, and Marco Jansen are also included in Eastern Cape squad as Batters in SA20 2024. It is the complete Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis of batters for SA20 2024.
Two bowlers of Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Roelof van der Merwe and Sisanada Magala withdrew their names from this season of SA20. Regardless of the unavailability of these two bowlers Eastern Cape has one of the best South African bowlers, Marco Jansen who can get early wickets with his swinging deliveries in the early stages of the inning.
Australian Right-arm fast bowler, Daniel Worrall will play for Sunrisers Eastern Cape in this season of SA20. He will be very important for Eastern Cape in the last overs of the inning. Caleb Seleka, Simon Harmer, Ottniel Baartman, Aya Gqamane, and an experienced Englishman, Liam Dawson joined Eastern Cape as bowlers for this season of SA20. It is the complete Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad analysis of bowlers for SA20 2024.
The first match of SA20 2024 of Eastern Cape was against Joburg Super Kings which was abandoned due to rain. It will play its 2nd match of the tournament against Durban Super Giants on January 13. In the previous edition of SA20, Sunrisers Eastern Cape was on 3rd position on the points table after all group matches. After winning all knock-out games including the finals, Eastern Cape successfully won its first title of SA20.
But to do the same in this season Eastern Cape will miss van der Merwe and Sisanda Magala, who both got 34 wickets for Eastern Cape in a recent edition of SA20. Despite the absence of these two bowlers Eastern Cape still has quality bowling which can land it to its 2nd consecutive finals of SA20. Sunrisers Eastern Cape has one of the strong batting lineups of this tournament which can chase any big total.