Smuts to lead the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Jon-Jon Smuts (Gallo Images)
Jon-Jon Smuts (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas batsman Jon-Jon Smuts was named as captain of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the inaugural Mzansi Super League.

The Giants held a press conference on Thursday confirming Smuts - who has played 8 T20Is for the Proteas - as their new skipper.

The Port Elizabeth-franchise will be based at St. George's Park, while Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Englishman Jason Roy will serve as their Marquee players.

READ: Mzansi Super League fixtures

Smuts will lead the Giants in their opening fixture against the Jozi Stars at the Wanderers on Saturday, November 17.

The match starts at 19:00.

Giants squad:

Chris Morris (R1 000 000), Jon-Jon Smuts (R900 000), Junior Dala (R750 000), Christiaan Jonker (R650 000), Aaron Phangiso (R550 000), Sisanda Magala (R250 000), Ryan McLaren (R200 000), Heino Kuhn (R180 000), Marco Marais (R150 000), Dyllan Matthews (R120 000), Lizaard Williams (R100 000), Rudi Second (R75 000), Carmi le Roux (R50 000)

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