Pakistani businessman Javed Afridi is the owner of Benoni Zalmi who also owns Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi. As per released T20 Global League schedule, Benoni Zalmi will start their campaign against Pretoria Mavericks on 5 November in Centurion. T20 Global League draft is finished and full players list are unveiled. Here is Benoni Zalmi squad, players list, owner, home ground and coach details.
The first edition of South Africa’s biggest cricket tournament T20 Global League begins on 3rd September 2017. The league is run by the Cricket South Africa (CSA) and will feature total eight franchise teams.
Every team in the T20 Global League has already allotted two players, one South African and one international marquee player and 16 players were picked in the draft. Benoni Zalmi’s South African marquee player is Quinton de Kock and England’s Jason Roy is a marquee player.
Zalmi has signed a couple of Pakistan players including Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal for $0.15 million and $0.1 million respectively for the Global T20 League. Former South African cricketer Graeme Smith will be the coach of Benoni Zalmi.
Benoni Zalmi Squad Details
Team Owner: Javed Afridi
Home ground: Willowmoore Park
Coach: Graeme Smith
Marquee South African: Quinton de Kock
Marquee international: Jason Roy (England)
Benoni Zalmi Squad: Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz (PAK), Umar Akmal (PAK), Lungi Ngidi, David Wiese, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Leus du Plooy, Dillon du Preez, Dean Elgar, Mohammad Nawaz (PAK), George Linde, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Calvin Savage, Carmi le Roux, Tshepo Moreki.