Proteas speedster Anrich Nortje and uncapped South African all-rounder Migael Pretorius have become the first signings for the Pretoria franchise in the new CSA T20 League.
The Pretoria franchise, which will be based in Centurion, are affiliated to Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals, who Nortje has played 30 games for in the last three seasons and taken 43 wickets.
The 27-year-old Pretorius has not played international cricket as yet, but has a decent record in domestic T20s having taken 54 wickets in 38 matches.
Parth Jindal, Pretoria Capitals owner, said: “Anrich Nortje has been an integral part of the growth and success of Delhi Capitals.
“So when we decided to expand our cricketing footprint to his country, he was always going to be an automatic choice for us.
“I believe Anrich will bring to Pretoria Capitals the same kind of fiery performances and off-field calmness we’ve seen him display at DC.
“I’d also like to welcome Migael Pretorius, who boasts of an impressive domestic track record, to our Capitals family.”
The first season of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League will comprise six franchises, all owned by IPL teams, and is set to start in January next year.
All teams are allowed to select a total of 17 players.