JP Duminy, Dale Steyn feel Mzansi Super League will boost South Africa's domestic cricket
JP Duminy has suggested that Mzansi Super League is a ‘huge thing for South Africa’s domestic cricket’ given their string of poor performances at the international level.
The inaugural edition of MSL was played last year as a total of six teams took part in the tournament. Jozi Stars were declared champions of the first edition when they got the better of Cape Town Blitz by eight wickets.
The second edition of the tournament will be played between November 8 – December 16.
‘It’s huge for domestic cricket in South Africa. If you look back two, three or maybe even five years, domestic cricket was on a downward spiral,’ said Duminy on a video message posted by Mzansi Super League.
‘The revival of the T20 game and the model of the MSL is something I am quite excited about. You have international cricketers moulded with young talent and that’s going only going to leave us in good stead.’
Meanwhile Steyn, like Duminy, also feels the presence of international players will add more quality to the league.
‘The IPL is one of those untouchable leagues because it seems like in every IPL team, they have got at least five international Indian players as well as four overseas stars, so there’s a lot of high-quality international experience in the IPL teams,’ added Steyn.
‘In the MSL, you maybe get three or four internationals, but it’s still good. From last year when we played, it didn’t feel easy so that means there is some quality.’