Mpumalanga retain Yassar Cook as captain

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Mpumalanga have retained batsman Yassar Cook as captain for South Africa’s 2022-23 domestic season.

Cook captained Mpumalanga through division two of the 2021-22 4-Day Domestic Series and One Day Cup.

“The captain returns. Yassar Cook will be leading the Rhinos again,” read a brief statement from Mpumalanga.

His prowess in the middle-order was particularly evident during a fine 169 against a strong KwaZulu-Natal Inland bowling attack in White River in February.

Cook has previously been capped at first-class level by Gauteng and North West – and in franchise cricket by the Lions.

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Mpumalanga have recruited former Lions batsman Muhammed Mayet and ex-Warriors spinner Lizo Makosi.

They have also gained batsman Jurie Snyman, all-rounder Kieran Kenny and seamer Thula Ncgcobo from Easterns, Western Province and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, respectively.

Batsman Rubin Hermann has been retained. Batsmen Glen Adams and Liam Peters, however, have left for Limpopo.

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