South Africa’s veteran pacer Wayne Parnell has been named as the captain of the Pretoria Capitals ahead of the inaugural season of the SA20. The first season of the top-tier league is slated to kickstart on January 10 and will conclude on February 11 in 2023.
Following the announcement of the leadership duty, Parnell was elated with the news and described it as a ‘privilege’ to lead the franchise.
“It’s a massive privilege to be able to lead the Pretoria Capitals franchise. The team management has trusted me to lead this team, and that’s pretty special. I am looking forward to getting stuck in with the boys, and want to play a brand of cricket that is bold and fearless. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity, and looking forward to huddling up with the boys soon,” told the newly appointed skipper on the developments.
The veteran pacer boasts plenty of experience having played in various top-tier leagues around the world. Furthermore, Parnell has featured in 245 matches in the T20 format wherein he has scalped 247 wickets with his best bowling figures being 5/30 at an average of 25.87.
He’s also someone with very dynamic outlook: Head Coach Graham Ford
Pretoria Capitals head coach Graham Ford also suggested that Wayne Parnell has a ‘dynamic outlook’ which will reflect well on the squad ahead of the season. The side begins its SA20 campaign against Sunrisers Eastern Cape on Thursday, 12 January.
“The management has complete faith and trust in Wayne’s abilities to lead our team. Not only is he familiar with most of the players on our squad, having played with or against them quite extensively, but he’s also someone with a very dynamic outlook and personality, which I am confident will reflect in his leadership as well. I wish Wayne all the very best on this exciting new journey, and I can’t wait to see him, and the rest of the boys very soon,” told Graham Ford.