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07 Jan 2024
Simon Lewis 07 Jan 2024
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  • Aiden Markram captains Sunrisers again as they seek to retain their title.
  • Sunrisers lifted the inaugural title in 2023 after finishing 3rd on the table.
  • The Betway SA20 takes place from 10 January to 10 February 2024.
Aiden Markram
Aiden Markram will again captain defending champs Sunrisers Eastern Cape. (credit: Phill Magakoe / AFP / Getty Images)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape big name signings


Skipper Aiden Markram picked up the Player of the Series honours last season, finishing third on the runs list (366 runs at 33.27), while Roelof van der Merwe was joint-top wicket-taker along with Pretoria Capitals’ Anrich Nortje, both picking up 20 sticks. The side also picked up the Spirit of the Season award to cap an incredible maiden triumph.

Looking to defend their title, the Sunrisers have recruited a superb mix of six new players. Top of the list is SA-born English international Dawid Malan, the all-time highest-ranked T20 batter in international cricket, with 8 667 T20 runs under his belt. Fellow Englishman Liam Dawson will bring his left-arm spinning skills along with an ability to bat quickly to the squad. 

Right-arm Aussie quick Daniel Worrall will bring valuable white-ball experience to the side, while bowling all-rounder Beyers Swanepoel has a strong record in first-class cricket and is developing well as a white-ball star of the future. Swanepoel has a hint of X-factor that could see his star rise if given the chance in 2024.

Some exciting young talent has been brought into the side with the acquisition of leggie Caleb Seleka, along with rookie Andile Simelane, a player with the exciting ability to turn a match with bat and ball. 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape team list (as at 5 Jan 2024)


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 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape fixtures


10 Jan | (H) | Joburg Super Kings 
13 Jan | (H) | Durban's Super Giants 
16 Jan | (A) | MI Cape Town 
20 Jan | (A) | Durban's Super Giants 
22 Jan | (H) | Pretoria Capitals 
25 Jan | (A) | Pretoria Capitals 
27 Jan | (H) | MI Cape Town 
31 Jan | (A) | Joburg Super Kings 
2 Feb | (A) | Paarl Royals 
4 Feb | (H) | Paarl Royals

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