Durban’s Super Giants have appointed Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj captain for the second season of the SA20.
Maharaj, who has captained the Proteas in international cricket, has succeeded former Durban’s Super Giants captain Quinton de Kock.
“I am super happy, humbled and privileged to accept the opportunity as the captain of the DSG franchise in the next SA20 league,” said Maharaj.
“I am super excited, being a Durban boy – been here 18 years of my life, and it’s a place that I call home for me.
“So I am hoping I can bring some performances from domestic cricket into the SA20, from a leadership perspective and from a player’s perspective.”
The Super Giants ended last year’s inaugural edition of the SA20 in second-last position.
Earlier this month, Durban’s Super Giants and five other franchises named players signed or retained for the 2024 SA20.
The Super Giants retained de Kock, spinner Prenelan Subreyan and others.
They signed Afghanistan seamer Naveen-ul-Haq, Sri Lanka batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa and others.
“I’d like to thank Quinton for all the hard work that he has done on and off the field,” added Maharaj.
“However, his job is not over. He is still a leader within the team and his experience and knowledge of the game is invaluable to this unit.
And it’s going to be a large and integral part to play for us in terms of bringing the trophy to Durban this year.”