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SA20: Pollard captains MI Cape Town after Rashid Khan’s injury.

MI Cape Town skipper Rashid Khan will miss the SA20 season after back surgery. The ace legspinner was chosen in the Afghanistan squad for the three-match T20I series in India on January 6, but his cricket board said he is unlikely to play. Rashid also missed Afghanistan’s recent UAE and Big Bash League T20I series.

Kieron Pollard captains MI Cape Town

While Rashid is out with injury, Kieron Pollard will captain MI Cape Town and make his SA20 debut. MI Emirates retained Pollard for the 2024 ILT20, but its dates clashed with the SA20, thus Nicholas Pooran will skipper the team. Pollard may join MI Emirates for the last ILT20 leg in the UAE.

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Pollard played for New York Strikers in the Abu Dhabi T10 final, which Deccan Gladiators won. Pooran, Pollard’s Trinbago Knight Riders CPL teammate, rejected his West Indies central contract in December 2023 to become a free agent.

Pooran named Durban’s Super Giants’ wildcard choice in September 2023 and will likely play three SA20 matches before joining MI Emirates for the second ILT20 season.

Nuwan Thushara

MI Cape Town also announced the signing of Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Thushara, who will take Jofra Archer’s place in the upcoming season.

The SA20 will run from January 10 to February 10, and the ILT20 from January 19 to February 17. The two leagues will also clash with New Zealand’s Super Smash and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

MI Cape Town squad for SA20 2024

Dewald Brevis, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Tom Banton, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Olly Stone, Grant Roelofsen, Delano Potgieter, Chris Benjamin, Nealan van Heerden, Thomas Kaber, Connor Esterhuizen



  1. Pawan

    January 9, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Wishing Rashid Khan a speedy recovery

  2. sohil

    January 9, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    thanks for the such an interesting content ,

  3. Gautam

    January 9, 2024 at 2:16 pm

    great information really like it.

  4. Rony

    January 9, 2024 at 2:42 pm

    Welcome back Legend!!

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