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CSA One Day Cup kicks off: four players to watch

The CSA One Day Cup competition kicks off on Friday, as teams in both divisions battle it out in their respective sections for 50-over-glory over the next month.

Some entertaining cricket is on the agenda and a number of players will try to make their mark.

Here are four players looking to set the league in division one on fire.

Pieter Malan

The incredible Pieter Malan is the leading striker in local cricket in SA this season and the Boland Rocks captain will aim to lead his charge on another trophy run in the one-day competition.

Boland Rocks Captain Pieter Malan
Pieter Malan will try to lead Boland Rocks from the front. Image: Gallo Images

Malan finished as the leading run scorer in the CSA T20 competition and just finished the CSA four-day series as the leading run scorer this week, finishing his campaign with an undefeated 219.

After leading his team to the T20 title last month, he is eager to give them another successful run.

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs, the short star of Warriors, is only too happy to prove he’s no flash by helping his team take on a challenge in the One Day Cup.

Stubbs brutally stormed onto the scene in the domestic T20 competition, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer despite playing two games less than the players around him.

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But it was his amazing stroke that people want to see again, as he hit an incredible 23 sixes in seven games, with a stroke rate of 183, including a top score of 80 on just 31 balls, and many will hope he will. to do. pick up where he left off.

Dewald Brevis

SA’s hottest up-and-coming youngster Dewald ‘Baby AB’ Brevis is eager to cement his status as a future star.

Dewald Brevis of the Titans
The Titans want Dewald Brevis to shine again in the One Day Cup competition. Image: Gallo Images

The 18-year-old teenage sensation, who rose to fame at the U-19 World Cup and went on to impress for the Titans in the CSA T20 competition, will look forward to building on his stellar year so far.

He will not be available for the full One Day Cup as he signed for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, but he will want to make a big impact and enter the IPL in good shape.

Sisanda Magala

Proteas all-rounder Sisanda Magala will have an important point to prove.

Lions all-rounder Sisanda Magala
The One Day Cup offers Sisanda Magala a chance to re-form for the Lions. Image: Gallo Images

Having passed a recent fitness test for the Proteas that left him ineligible for the home ODI series against Bangladesh, Magala will want to show that he is ready and better than ever.

He has struggled for wickets of late, without scalping in his three recent T20 games or his most recent four-day game for the Lions, and will focus on a major One Day Cup effort to get back into shape and on the Proteas- to get radar.

Matches on Friday (13.00 start)

North West Dragons v Western Province

Lions vs Warriors

Titans v Rocks

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