When we comprehend the IPL, it is a tournament where all the cricketing stars display their impeccable skills. In a league that backs a huge and ardent fanbase, it is evident that its star players have a chance to create a maintain an enormous fanbase for themselves. And the players from South Africa could be the leading example for the above statement. Be it batting, bowling, or fielding, we have seen the Proteas being too good with all the departments. Here’s a list of the top-notch Proteas who have left an impressive mark in the IPL.
When it’s about perfect speed and length, Dale Steyn acts as the Care-of Address for it. The veteran pacer has left a significant impression and redefined we see pace bowling. His unplayable swings and accurate yorkers have been a nightmare for some batters. Whatever the franchise he has been a part of, he hasn’t been disappointing for any of them. In his IPL stint, he has scalped a commendable 97 wickets off 95 matches, with an average of 25.85.
AB De Villiers
Probably one of the only overseas players’ to have a dedicated fanbase amongst the Indian cricket fanatics. Thanks to his immeasurable contributions to the Royal Challengers Bangalore, his wide range of shot selections and wholesome fielding has been the highlights of the Mr. 360. In his IPL stint, he had hit a humongous 5,162 runs off just 184 matches, with a commendable average of 39.70.
When it comes to one of the best all-rounders in the modern cricketing times, Jacques Kallis‘s name deserves on the list. Not only gets us wow with his swashbuckling batting but has been a valuable wicket-taker with his medium pace. In his all-rounding IPL career for teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, he has made 2427 runs and scalped 65 wickets in 98 matches.
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis sets a benchmark as the best batter in the era of modern cricket. He is known for several pivotal power-hitting knocks for his first and former franchise, Chennai Super Kings. His performance with the bat is all about sheer dedication, class and dedication. He is a complete package of power-hitting and top-notch fielding. Currently, he is a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the captain of the same. In his IPL career, he has made 3213 runs and has taken 68 catches in 109 matches.
When it’s all about deadly and pacy deliveries in the shortest, Kagiso Rabada is a synonym for it. His international career revolves around accurate deliveries and wickets. And this same can be applied to his IPL career. During his initial IPL days, he was a part of the Delhi Capitals and was a long-lasting contributor to the team. Currently, he is donning the jersey of the Punjab Kings. In his IPL timeline, he had scalped a commendable 85 wickets in just 57 matches, with an economy of 8.19.