Sunrisers Eastern Cape lose Sisanda Magala for SA20 title defence

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Proteas and Sunrisers Eastern Cape fast bowler Sisanda Magala has been ruled out of the 2024 edition of the SA20.

Magala has been sidelined by injury. He was the Sunrisers’ second-highest wicket-taker in the 2023 SA20 with 14 from 12 matches.

The Sunrisers have also lost England all-rounder Craig Overton to injury.

Warriors all-rounder Patrick Kruger has since been added to the squad.

The SunrisersĀ are the reigning SA20 champions. They beat the Pretoria Capitals in last year’s final.

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“The winners of the competition, who will be crowned at Newlands on 10 February, are set to walk away with a handsome R34 million,” read a statement from the SA20 this week.

“The runners-up will claim a R16.25 million share of the prize money, with third and fourth place receiving R8.9 million and R7.85 million, respectively. Fifth and sixth place will also receive R2.5 million and R2 million each.”

The 2024 SA20 will start on 10 January, when the Sunrisers Eastern Cape play the Joburg Super Kings at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

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