Rashid Khan to represent Durban Heat in Mzansi Super League

There were a total of 330 players in the draft, which consisted of 141 batsmen, 67 all-rounders and 122 bowlers.

Mzansi Super League side Durban Heat picked spin sensation Rashid Khan as its International Marquee player. (FILE PHOTO)   -  Getty Images

With the inaugural season of the Mzansi Super League about a month away, the player draft took place at Montecasino in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The new league, its six teams and several international players were confirmed in the first part of the draft on Monday, following a prior announcement of the stadiums set to be used, with the tournament due to run for a month from November 16.

There were a total of 330 players in the draft, which consisted of 141 batsmen, 67 all-rounders and 122 bowlers.

Earlier, it came to be known that Hashim Amla will play for Durban Heat, Rabada for Jozi Stars, and De Villiers for Tshwane Spartans. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants had acquired Imran Tahir, with JP Duminy due to feature for Cape Town Blitz, and Du Plessis for Paarl Rocks.

However, today Durban Heat picked spin sensation Rashid Khan as its International Marquee player, even as the explosive Chris Gayle went to the Jozi Stars. Paarl Rocks have picked Dwayne Bravo, while Cape Town Blitz acquired Dawid Malan. England's Jason Roy went to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants even as skipper Eoin Morgan will be playing for the Tshwane Spartans.

The Squads:

Jozi Stars

Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Dane Vilas, Rassie van der Dussen, Dan Christian, Beuran Hendricks,  Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Duanne Olivier, Ryan Rickelton, Sinethemba Qeshile, Simon Harmer , Calvin Savage, Alfred Mothoa.

Durban Heat

Hashim Amla, Rashid Khan, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, Marchant de Lange, Vernon Philander, Brandon Mavuta, Temba Bavuma, Morne van Wyk, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Tladi Bokako.

Cape Town Blitz

Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Samuel Badree, Asif Ali,  Farhaan Behardien), Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt.

Paarl Rocks

Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Paul Stirling, Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport,  Eathan Bosch, Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo.

Tshwane Spartans

AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams, Ben Duckett, Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch Sikandar Raza, Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts, Junior Dala, Christiaan Jonker,  Aaron Phangiso , Sisanda Magala, Ryan McLaren, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews, Lizaard Williams, Rudi Second,  Carmi le Roux.