The defending champions have lost all four matches so far, and will hope the appointment can help turn their season around
Cape Town Blitz beat the Stars for second time in a week to leave defending champions rock bottom
A bad start for the defending champions, the Jozi Stars, got worse as they lost their second match of the tournament to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
The Test vice-captain succeeds Dane Vilas, who led the team to the MSL title last season
Hales leads English contingent at MSL, with Wahab Riaz, Chris Gayle and Tom Curran among other marquee overseas players
In terms of audience, the response was mixed, but CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe hinted that future editions of the MSL could have seven or even eight teams
Table-toppers Cape Town Blitz faltered badly on the day it mattered most and were beaten by eight wickets
Meanwhile, Blitz will hope to ride on their home advantage at one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, and look to their big names for inspirational brilliance
West Indies star to fly home due to mother's death
Having got to only 64 in ten overs after electing to bat, Jozi Stars made big strides to complete a 50-run win and pick up a bonus point
The opener led a boundary-laden assault by Stars' batsmen as they racked up 230 before Heat crumbled under the magnitude of the chase
The opener stayed unbeaten through the chase, notching a career-best 79* to lift his side off the bottom of the table
Jozi Stars had more than enough firepower without Chris Gayle as they soared to the highest total of the league so far in a 60-run victory over Paarl Rocks
Smuts stifles Stars with 3 for 20, but Giants falter towards back-end with the bat to miss out on a bonus point
CSA has confirmed that Chris Gayle will be part of the Mzansi Super League opening weekend
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