Former Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, is looking forward to his commentary debut during the Betway SA20 starting in January.

AB de Villiers headlines a stellar team of SuperSport commentators for the exciting action of South Africa’s anticipated new league. 

De Villiers will bring all the flair and innovation learned over the years to the commentary booth. 


“I am a cricket fan at heart,” alludes de Villiers. I can’t wait to be behind the mic to watch the brilliant performances from the world’s best cricketers. A lso looking forward to joining some of my past teammates and cricketing legends for this exciting opportunity,” he said.

The commentary team has reunited the legendary Proteas slip cordon. De Villiers is joined by his former national team teammates Mark Boucher, Ashwell Prince, Shaun Pollock, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Morris and Vernon Philander.


Ex Proteas batsman AB de Villiers
Ex Proteas batsman AB de Villiers

Mark Nicholas will also hold it all together with former England internationals Kevin Pietersen and Darren Gough also joining the team

There is further international flavour included in the line-up with the hugely-popular Zainab Abbas from Pakistan. He teams up South Africa’s first lady of cricket Kass Naidoo. Also joining is Urooj Mumtaz, Pommie Mbangwa, Mike Haysman, and former West Indies T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy. 


SuperSport will also be introducing new-look technology and innovations to create the ultimate viewing experience of the SA20 coverage.

All 33 matches will also be live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, Viacom18 in India and Sky Sports in the UK. 

SA-born Kevin Pietersen is looking forward to returning home for the inaugural competition. 

“It is exciting to be part of the SuperSport team for the SA20 league.”

“Especially as Someone who was born in KZN and also someone who played cricket in Durban in the early part of my career. I’m very proud to be part of the inaugural SA20 league and love the country. I am also really looking forward to contributing towards this event with a special team.” 


 Mark Nicholas, Kevin Pietersen, Darren Gough (all England), Zainab Abbas, Urooj Mumtaz (both Pakistan), Chris Morris, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Herschelle Gibbs, Vernon Philander, Kass Naidoo, Shaun Pollock, Mark Boucher (all South Africa), Pommie Mbangwa (Zimbabwe), Daren Sammy (West Indies), Mike Haysman (Australia). 


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