Knights Star joins Warriors

File image: Rudi Second.File image: Rudi Second.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rudi Second has left the Knights for the Warriors ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Last season at the Knights

Second struck 421 runs in 13 innings at an average of 42.10 in the 2018-19 4-Day Franchise Series. The talented right-hander also collected 285 runs in six innings at an average of 57 in the One Day Cup. He represented the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the inaugural Mzansi Super League, too.

The 30-year-old was named in the Proteas’ squad for next month’s three-Test series against India, but later withdrew due to an ankle injury.

What the Warriors said

“For me the team is made up of two parts, and the first part is the individual. I look at their character, how they fair under pressure and the type of people that they are,” said Warriors head coach Rivash Gobind.

“The second part, is taking those individuals and turning them into a team, both on the field and off the field. Whenever they are faced with something, or there is a challenge ahead of them they go out and take it on as team. I am very honoured to be a part of that.”

The Warriors’ squad for the 2019-20 season features several players capped at international level, including batsman Jon-Jon Smuts and Christiaan Jonker, fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla and wicketkeeper Sinethemba Qeshile.

Warriors squad for 2019-20 season

Jon-Jon Smuts, Christiaan Jonker, Andrew Birch, Gihahn Cloete, Rudi Second, Eddie Moore, Lutho Sipamla, Lesiba Ngoepe, Sinethemba Qeshile, Jade de Klerk, Yaseen Vallie, Sithembile Langa, Sisanda Magala, Matthew Breetzke, Glenton Stuurman, Anrich Nortje, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku.

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