The Tshwane Spartans have appointed AB de Villiers as captain for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League that starts in Cape Town on Friday. The 34-year-old De Villiers‚ who has featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its beginning‚ comes with lots of experience for the Pretoria side as he has played 78 T20s for the Proteas and scored 1,672 runs since 2006. “It’s a huge honour to captain this team in the first Mzansi Super League‚” he said as they prepare for the opening of the tournament against Cape Town Blitz at Newlands on Friday. “I am really excited to work with this group of players because there’s a lot of talent‚ with a great balance between youth and experience. “Even though we are missing out on a few players that aren’t available yet‚ we still have a fantastic balance in the side. There’s good skill right through‚ with batting depth all the way down to No 9‚ which isn’t normally the case with T20 cricket. “I am excited about our bowlers as well. There’s l...

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