SA20: Sunrisers Eastern Cape sign South Africa’s Jordan Hermann as their Wildcard player for the inaugural edition

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The inaugural edition of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) new Twenty20 League (SA20) kicks off in South Africa from 10 January to 11 February 2023. The SA20 League will provide a platform for young South African cricketers and top international players teams around the world.

The Sunrisers Eastern Cape franchise has signed opener Jordan Hermann as a wildcard. The 21-year-old cricketer went unsold at the SA20 auction in September. According to a Cricbuzz report, the drawing amount was not disclosed, but Hermann, a left-handed batsman, had set a base price of R175,000 for the Cape Town auction.

Jordan Hermann (Image credit: Twitter)

“@SunrisersEC has added another younger Jordan Hermann to join the exciting talents of @TristanStubbs18 and Marco Jansen. #SA20,” SA20 said in a tweet on Thursday.

Since joining the Warriors from the Titans, Hermann has been on top form. He scored an unbeaten 187 against the Rocks in the 4-Day Series two weeks ago. Hermann has scored 186 runs in six T20 matches, including two fifties, at an average of 46.50 and a strike rate of 116.25.

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The six franchises in the inaugural edition are allowed to add a wild card player (South African or foreign) to their team. Each team can only have one wild card in their lineup, bringing the total strength allowed to 18. The six franchises have until December 30 to choose their wild cards without impacting the $2 million purse.

Jordan Hermann
Jordan Hermann. Image credit: Twitter

On December 2, the South African board will officially launch the SA20 in India. An event is scheduled in Mumbai just a few days after the organizers of the UAE’s (ILT20) competition are planning a similar grand debut on November 30 in Mumbai. The broadcasters of the two leagues, Zee and Viacom, will be attending the event, which is expected to feature some major announcements.

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