Cape Cobras veteran JP Duminy was one of the million-dollar men at Tuesday’s Msansi Super League draw.
Duminy, who will play for Paarl Rocks in the second installment of the tournament, was one of six players drafted for R1m.
While Duminy, who missed last year’s tournament because of injury and was reduced to commentary, will be looking to be the trots of Paarl, Cape Town Blitz opted for surprise package Liam Livingstone as their big pick.
Livingstone, 26, is a spinning allrounder and has played two T20Is for England.
He is the only R1m player not from South Africa, with David Miller signed by Durban Heat, Chris Morris (NMB Giants), Morne Morkel (Tshwane Spartans) and Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars).
Duminy’s long-time international teammate Hashim Amla opted not to play in the tournament and pulled out of the draft on Tuesday morning.
While it was good news for Duminy, some of his Cape teammates weren’t as lucky.
Big-hitting allrounder Rory Kleinveldt, speedster Dane Paterson and spinner Dane Piedt all didn’t get picked.
Another ex-Proteas player in the short format Robbie Frylinck also failed to get picked.
Cape Town Blitz:
Quinton de Kock, Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Liam Livingstone (England), Dale Steyn (retained player), Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje (retained player), Asif Ali (Pakistan, retained player), Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), Janneman Malan (retained player), George Linde, David Bedingham, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokoana, Aviwe Mgijima
Faf du Plessis, Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), JP Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi (retained player), Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram (retained player), Bjorn Fortuin (retained player), James Vince (England), Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport (Kolpak, retained player), Sibonelo Makhanya, Henry Davids (retained player), Mangaliso Mosehle (retained player), Ferisco Adams, Kerwin Mungroo.