Based at the Bull Ring in the City of Gold, the team has some firing youngsters that blend well with a solid base of experience from the more senior players - ensuring that the players stepping across the boundary rope have the perfect balance to achieve victory.
The Jozi Stars, who are based at the Wanderers, coaching and technical team:
Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was selected as the Stars' Marquee South African player.
While hard hitting West Indian, Chris Gayle is the foreign marquee player.
Gayle scored four consecutive half-centuries for the Balkh Legends, including a 34-ball 56 in the final which the Legends went on to win. It’s the kind of form the Stars will hope lights up the Bidvest Wanderers when he joins the Jozi side for their opening home game at the Bidvest Wanderers on 17 November.
Gayle loved his previous stints in Jozi when he played for the bizhub Highveld Lions, embracing the big city life both on and off the field, and this year if his form matches his always vibrant social life, plenty of fun could be had in the Stars camp.
Before Gayle arrives though the Stars will rely on a very experienced squad containing a number of players from the local Lions team to keep them in contention for a play-off spot. Besides marquee Standard Bank Proteas signing Kagiso Rabada, the Stars can rely on Reeza Hendricks, Dane Vilas, Rassie van der Dussen, Eddie Leie, Duanne Olivier and Dwaine Pretorius, who have all played at international level to keep them high up the log.
In addition, the veteran Australian all-rounder Dan Christian may turn out to be a clever acquisition too. Christian has played over 200 matches in T20 leagues in India, the West Indies and Australia, adding even more experience to the Stars line-up.