Eddie Leie finds himself in familiar and markedly warm surrounds at the Wanderers and at the Jozi Stars. After all‚ that is where he has played most of his cricket before a recent move to Bloemfontein. Home is where the heart is reported to be and with the Jozi Stars having a home game to open their Mzansi Super League account against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on Saturday‚ he seemed more than keen to re-acquaint himself with SA’s largest cricket ground. The tournament kicks off on Friday when the Cape Town Blitz and the Tshwane Spartans clash at Newlands. “I love the buzz here and I love home and it reminded me of the energies I had before I left here,” he said. “I know the Johannesburg crowd appreciates you when you do well for the team‚” Leie said. “Hopefully‚ we’re going to win some games and I’m very positive about the team. I think we’re up to some good things.” The 31-year-old leg-spinner is starting to mark himself as a T20 specialist‚ something that is entirely understan...

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