By hearing Ram Slam T20 challenge keyword a question arises in our mind that what is a ram slam T20 challenge. Here I will tell you about its complete description in easy words that your point of view will be clear about ram slam.
It is basically a cricket competition held By the Cricket South Africa in their own country. The format used in this challenge is T20 as the name is mentioned by itself “Ram Slam T20 Challenge”. The rule which is used in the tournament is Double Round Robbin. It means that every team will play against each other. The format used in this tournament is a qualifier and the final. The first Ram Slam T20 played in 2003 to 2004. At first it was known as the “Standard Bank Pro T20 series”.
When the series has been started in the beginning there were six franchises which took part in the challenge. The Zimbabwe international cricket team also took part in the series as a 7th Team. In year 2009 a bank named “Standard Bank” increased the new stadiums enhance the crowd’s interest and its popularity among people of not only their country but also worldwide. As a result it started campaign also on social media to increase the traffic in the competition.
Current Teams of Ram Slam T20 challenge 2014:-
There are six teams which are participating in the Ram Slam T20 challenge 2014.
- Cape Cobras
- Knights (formerly Eagles)
- Highveld Lions
- Warriors (formerly Eastern Cape)
The first team is Cape Cobras. A team which was established in the year 2005. The color of its uniform is Blue and yellow. By its name the logo of this team is a cobra. Home ground of this team is Newlands Cricket ground. The sitting capacity of this stadium is 25000. Paul Adams is coaching Cap Cobras. The team Cape Cobras is playing under the captaincy of Justing Ontong. It represents a city Cape Town and Paarl. Cape Cobras won the title two times.
The second team of this Ram Slam T20 challenge is Sunfoil Dolphins. The team was established in the year 2003. Home ground of Sunfoil Dolphins is Kingsmead cricket ground. It’s a beautiful ground with the seating capacity of 25000. Lance Klusener is the coach of Sunfoil Dolphins. The team is playing under the captaincy of Morne van Wyk. Sunfoil Dolphins is a team which is representing a city Durban. It’s the only team which never won the title.
Knights (Formerly Eagles):
The 3Rd Team on this Ram Slam T20 challenge is Knights is a local cricket team of the country South Africa. The team was established in the year 2003. Its home ground is Chevorlet Park with a sitting capacity of twenty thousand. Uniform of this team is blue and Gold. The team is playing under the coaching of Sarel Cilliers and. Johan Van der Wath is the skipper of knights. Official sponsor of the knights is Chevrolet. Knights represents the city Bloemfontein. This an excellent team has won the title two times.
Highveld Lions are the 4th Team on the Ram Slam T20 challenge 2014. It is excellent team which is playing under the captaincy of Alviro Petersen. Geoffrey Toyana is the coach of Highveld Lions. Highveld Lions are the team which was created in the year 2003. Wanderers Stadium is the home ground of Highveld Lions. It is a beautiful venue with a sitting capacity of thirty four thousand. The logo of this team is lion head. This team belongs to two cities Johannesburg and Potchefstroom. This team has also won the titles two times.
Titans are a team of Ram Slam T20 challenge 2014. It is known as a most successful team of the tournament because it has won a title three times. The color of its uniform is light blue and the dark blue. This team is playing under the coaching of Tob Walter. Henry Davids is its captain. The most successful team was founded in the year 2004. The Super Sport Park is its ground. It’s a ground with the seating capacity of twenty thousand. The teams belong to the city centurion.
It is the last and the six number team of the Ram Slam T20 Cricket league. The name which is showing itself a warrior. The teams represent a city East London and Port Elizabeth. This team has won the title only one time. Official sponsor of this team is also Chevrolet. The team is playing under the captaincy of Davey Jacobs and Piet Botha is the coach of Chevrolet Warriors. St George Park, Port Elizabeth is its venue. It is a beautiful stadium with the seating capacity of sixteen thousand people.
The first tournament was played in the year 2003 and 2004. A venue in which the teams played the final was Buffalo Park, East London. The Eagles and Ester Cape played the final of Standard Bank Pro20. Eagles won the final with Duck and Lewis method by seven runs. Eastern Cape were runners up that time.
2nd tournament was played in the year 2004 and 2005 at Super Sport Park in Centurion. Titans won the cup. They won by eight wickets. The final match was between the Titans and Warriors.
The warriors made 121 and got all out in 19 overs. Titans chased the score in only 17 overs and won the cup by eight wickets.
3Rd tournament was played in the year 2005 and 2006. The match was played in Goodyear Park in Bloemfontein. This time Eagles won the title with an extra ordinary performance. The final was between the Eagles and Cape Cobras. Cape Cobras made 112 in 20 overs there seven players got out. Eagles won the cup by six wickets. They chased the score in 15.4 overs with only the loss of four players. It was their big victory because they were winning the title 2ND Time.
It is a 4th A tournament which was played in the year 2006 and 2007. The final was played in New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. A sensational match was played in the year. Highveld Lions made the victory for themselves with an extra ordinary performance. The final was between Highveld Lions and Cape Cobras. A memorable final it was won by Highveld Lions. They won the tournament with six wickets in hand. Cape Cobras made 147 with the 9 wickets on the board in 20 overs. Highveld Lions has chased the score in 17.4 overs. It was the first victory of the Highveld Lions in the tournament.
It was a 5th Tournament of year 2008 and 2009. The final was played at Kingsmead in Durban. The final was played between the Titans and Dolphins. An amazing match was played. An unforgettable performance from both the teams on that day. Titans scored 153 with the loss of six batsmen in twenty overs games. They have made Dolphins all out of 135 in 19.1 overs and won the title by 18 runs. This time the Titans have shown the world the strength of their team. With their team work they have shown that nothing is impossible.
It was a 6th A tournament which was played in the year 2008 and 2009. The final of this tournament was played in the Newlands stadium in Cape Town. The final was played between Cape Cobras and Eagles. Cape cobras have made 147 with the loss of five batsmen in 20 overs. They contain the Eagles in 128 with a loss of 8 batsman in 20 over excellent staff has shown by Cape cobras throughout the Tournament. They won the final by 22 runs.
It was a 7th A tournament which was played in St George Oval in Port Elizabeth. The final was played between Warriors and Highveld Lions. Warriors came in the ground like real warriors. They made 186 on the board with the loss of 2 batsman in twenty overs. Highveld got under pressure and they got all out at only about 104. Warriors won the final by 82 runs it was a huge success. They proved themselves as a real warrior.
It was 8th And the last tournament with the name of Standard Bank Pro20. The final of 2010 to 2011 was played at Newlands in the city Capte Town. The match was played between Cape Cobras and Warriors. Cape Cobras made 166 with the loss of five batsmen in 20 overs. The warriors made 154 with the loss of six batsmen in 20 overs. Cape Cobras won the final by 12 runs. A very tight match was played between both the teams. This was a memorable match of the history of the tournament.
In year 2011 and 2012 the name of the tournament has changed from Standard Bank pro 20 to MiWay T20 Challenge. The only tournament which was played with this title. It was the 9th Tournament. Final match of 2011 and 2012 of MiWay T20 challenge was played in the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The final played between the Titans and Highveld Lions. Titans made 187 runs on the board with the loss of six players in 20 overs. Highveld Lions made 142 and got all out in 18.5 overs. Victory has made by Titans this time. They won the tournament by 45 runs. It was the 3rd time victory off all over of Titans and became the most successful team of the competition.
It was the tournament number 10th Of 2012 and 2013. This tournament was named as a Ram Slam T20 Challenge. Final of Ram Slam played in New Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg. It was played between Highveld Lions and Titans. Highveld Lions has made 155 on the boar with the loss of five players in complete 20 overs. Titans got all out in 18.1 overs on 125 on the board. Highveld Lions has made the victory by winning from a very strong team. They have beaten the Titans in the finals by thirty runs.
From this Ram Slam T20 Challenge the runners up and the finalist would qualify for the Champions League T20.