The Imperial Lions have released their squad for the 2021 Momentum One Day Cup which begins on Friday 22 January 2021 in a bio-secure environment at Senwes Park Potchefstroom.
The highveld franchise opted for a balance of youth and experience with Aaron Phangiso leading the side while North West Dragons and Central Gauteng Lions provincial duo of Johannes Diseko and Mitchel van Buuren also get the nod.
Van Buuren is in line to make his Imperial Lions debut after impressing for the Central Gauteng Lions particularly in the List-A (50 overs) format where he averages 65.20 which includes a high score of 200.
Despite losing seven players to the Proteas National team, Imperial Lions coach Wandile Gwavu has named what he believes is still a competitive and strong squad.
“Even though we have players that went to Pakistan with the Proteas, I believe we still have a strong squad that will compete in the Momentum One Day Cup” Gwavu commented.
“We are looking forward to playing cricket again with a lot of excitement. We are not looking too far ahead, and we will take it one game at a time, it is important that we adapt to conditions and the Bio-Bubble life quickly” Wandile Gwavu concludes.
Imperial Lions 2021 Momentum One Day Cup Squad:
Aaron Phangiso ( cpt), Bjorn Fortuin, Delano Potgiter, Dominic Hendricks, Eldred Hawken, Johannes Diseko, Kagiso Rapulana, Malusi Siboto, Mitchel van Buuren, Nicholas van den Bergh, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Sisanda Magala, Tladi Bokako, Wesley Marshall, Zanzima Nono Pongolo.
Imperial Lions Pool B fixtures:
22nd January 2021: Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras vs Imperial Lions. 10:00 AM (CAT)
24th January 2021: Warriors vs Imperial Lions. 10:00 AM (CAT)
29th January 2021: Imperial Lions vs Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras. 10:00 (CAT)
30th January 2021: Imperial Lions vs Warriors. 10:00 (CAT)