SA20 2024 begins on January 10: Where to watch – full schedule

Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly gearing up for the thrill-packed second edition of South Africa’s T20 franchise cricket extravaganza – SA20 2024. Organized by Cricket South Africa (CSA), the tournament is set to commence on January 10, promising a month-long fiesta of fast-paced cricketing action that will culminate with the grand final on February 10.

A Brief Background

The SA20 tournament emerged as the successor to the Mzansi Super League, which, unfortunately, faced cancellation after completing two seasons in 2020 and 2021. In contrast, SA20 made a spectacular debut last year, garnering success and acclaim. In 2024, the league returns, seeking to build on the triumphs of its inaugural season.

Six Teams, Thirty-Four Matches

Six teams, each owned by Indian T20 League franchise owners, are set to compete fiercely in a total of 34 matches. The participating teams are Durban Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, and Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

A distinctive feature of SA20 is its player acquisition method, mirroring India’s T20 League. The teams acquire players through a rigorous auction process, making it the second T20 league globally to adopt such a mechanism.

SA20 2024 teams and squads

Durban Super Giants SA20 2024 squad: Keshav Maharaj (captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Christiaan Jonker, Kyle Mayers, Matthew Breetzke, Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Holder, JJ Smuts, Keemo Paul, Wiaan Mulder, Ben McDermott, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Akila Dananjaya, David Willey, Hardus Viljoen, Junior Dala, Naveen-ul-Haq, Prenelan Subrayen, Reece Topley, Simon Harmer

Joburg Super Kings SA20 2024 squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Donovan Ferreira, Leus Du Plooy, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Zahir Khan, Sam Cook, Wayne Madsen, Lizaad Williams, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Simmonds, Dayyaan Galiem, Ronan Hermann

MI Cape Town SA20 2024 squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Dewald Brevis, Kagiso Rabada, 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

Paarl Royals SA20 2024 squad: David Miller (captain), Evan Jones, Wihan Lubbe, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jason Roy, Ferisco Adams, Mitchell van Buuren, Dane Vilas, Jos Buttler, Bjorn Fortuin, Codi Yusuf, Kwena Maphaka, Lungi Ngidi, Obed McCoy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Fabian Allen, John Turner, Lorcan Tucker, Lhuandre Pretorius

Pretoria Capitals SA20 2024 squad: Wayne Parnell (captain), Will Jacks, Shane Dadswell, Theunis de Bruyn, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Colin Ingram, Corbin Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Eathan Bosch, Migael Pretorius, Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Paul Stirling, Kyle Verreynne, Matthew Boast, Daryn Dupavillon, Steve Stolk

Sunrisers Eastern Cape SA20 2024 squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Temba Bavuma, Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Hermann, Sarel Erwee, Adam Rossington, Tom Abell, Dawid Malan, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse, Liam Dawson, Simon Harmer, Craig Overton, Ayabulela Gqamane, Caleb Seleka, Beyers Swanepoel, Andile Simelane

Team Composition and Player Dynamics

Each SA20 team comprises 17 players, with the flexibility to sign up to five international players before the auction. Among these five, only three can be international players, one must be a South African international, and the fifth is reserved for an uncapped South African player.

Double Round-Robin Format and Playoffs

The tournament’s structure follows a double round-robin format, where each team plays the others twice. The top four teams in the standings after the league matches secure a berth in the playoffs.

  • Qualifier 1: The top two teams battle for a direct entry into the final.
  • Eliminator: The third and fourth-placed teams clash, with the loser bidding adieu to the tournament.
  • Qualifier 2: The winner of the Eliminator faces the loser of Qualifier 1, competing for the remaining final spot.

Defending Champions and Title Aspirations

Sunrisers Eastern Cape, having triumphed in the 2023 edition, enter the 2024 season as the defending champions. In the thrilling 2023 final at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, they clinched victory by four wickets against Pretoria Capitals.

Where to watch SA20 2024 live in India

The SA20 2024 will be telecast live on Sports18 TV channels in India. 

Live streaming of the SA20 2024 will be available on the JioCinema app and website.

SA20 2024 schedule, fixtures and live India match start times

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
Wednesday, January 10Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super KingsSt George’s Park, Gqeberha9:00 PM
Thursday, January 11Durban Super Giants vs MI Cape TownKingsmead, Durban9:00 PM
Friday, January 12Paarl Royals vs Pretoria CapitalsBoland Park, Paarl9:00 PM
Saturday, January 13Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape TownThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg5:00 PM
Saturday, January 13Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super GiantsSt George’s Park, Gqeberha9:00 PM
Sunday, January 14Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl RoyalsSuperSport Park, Centurion7:00 PM
Monday, January 15Durban Super Giants vs Joburg Super KingsKingsmead, Durban9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 16MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern CapeNewlands, Cape Town9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 17Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super KingsBoland Park, Paarl9:00 PM
Thursday, January 18Pretoria Capitals vs Durban Super GiantsSuperSport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Friday, January 19MI Cape Town vs Paarl RoyalsNewlands, Cape Town9:00 PM
Saturday, January 20Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern CapeKingsmead, Durban5:00 PM
Saturday, January 20Joburg Super Kings vs Pretoria CapitalsThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg9:00 PM
Sunday, January 21Paarl Royals vs MI Cape TownBoland Park, Paarl7:00 PM
Monday, January 22Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria CapitalsSt George’s Park, Gqeberha9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23MI Cape Town vs Durban Super GiantsNewlands, Cape Town9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 24Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl RoyalsThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg9:00 PM
Thursday, January 25Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern CapeSuperSport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Friday, January 26Paarl Royals vs Durban Super GiantsBoland Park, Paarl9:00 PM
Saturday, January 27Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape TownSt George’s Park, Gqeberha5:00 PM
Saturday, January 27Pretoria Capitals vs Joburg Super KingsSuperSport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Sunday, January 28Durban Super Giants vs Paarl RoyalsKingsmead, Durban7:00 PM
Monday, January 29MI Cape Town vs Joburg Super KingsNewlands, Cape Town9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 30Durban Super Giants vs Pretoria CapitalsKingsmead, Durban9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 31Joburg Super Kings vs Sunrisers Eastern CapeThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg9:00 PM
Thursday, February 1Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape TownSuperSport Park, Centurion9:00 PM
Friday, February 2Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern CapeBoland Park, Paarl11:00 PM
Saturday, February 3MI Cape Town vs Pretoria CapitalsNewlands, Cape Town5:00 PM
Saturday, February 3Joburg Super Kings vs Durban Super GiantsThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg9:00 PM
Sunday, February 4Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl RoyalsSt George’s Park, Gqeberha7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 6Qualifier 1TBC, TBC9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 7EliminatorTBC, TBC9:00 PM
Thursday, February 8Qualifier 2TBC, TBC9:00 PM
Saturday, February 10SA20 2024 finalTBC, TBC8:00 PM

As cricket fever takes hold with the advent of SA20 2024, fans can expect an exhilarating journey filled with breathtaking moments, fierce rivalries, and intense competition. The stage is set, and the cricketing world eagerly awaits to witness the magic unfold in the heart of South African T20 cricket. Let the games begin!