Tristan Stubbs Takes the Highest Part in SA20 Auction to Play for Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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South Africa’s hard hitting hitter Tristan Stubbs took the highest bid of 9.2 million Rand (approximately $520,000) from Sunrisers Eastern Cape, which triumphed over MI Cape Town and Jo’burg Super Kings in a bidding war in the inaugural SA20 Player Auction on Monday.

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The auction continues Stubbs’ rise in T20 Cricket. During the 2021-2022 CSA T20 Challenge, he hit 293 runs in seven innings with a massive 183.12 batting rate. He was signed by five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians in the league’s 2022 season as a replacement for Tymal Mills while he was uncapped.

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Stubbs made headlines on his first international cricket outing, hitting 72 runs in just 28 balls as a number six batter against England. Following this, he joined Manchester Originals for The Hundred, where his part-time spin helped his squad take on left-handers. He also has the ability to keep wickets.

“Yeah I mean it’s crazy and I’m still shaking. It’s crazy! I played most of my cricket at St George’s and I really enjoy playing cricket there. As Neil said after the SA A- tour (I have traveled all over) I really enjoyed the Hundred and played seven consecutive matches I feel I have more experience and I have played more cricket in different situations The Hundred league has helped my bowling more and look at it to keep evolving. I’m open to whatever the team needs,” The Switzerland Times quoted Stubbs as saying.

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Uncapped batter Donavon Ferreira, who also has a bit of bowling skills, was picked up by Super Kings for Rand 5.5 million (approximately USD 310,000) after being listed at a base price of Rand 175,000 (approximately USD 10,000). Paarl Royals and Pretoria Capitals tried to pick up the 24-year-old, but there was not much left in their wallets and they had to fill more spots, forcing them to pull out of the bidding war.

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