Top 10: Best Bowling Figures in SA20

South Africa jumped late on the T20 bandwagon, but its SA20 has caught up with other leagues. The reason? The competitive battle between bat and ball.

Despite T20 cricket being a challenging format for bowlers, the SA20 league has witnessed some mind-blowing bowling performances.

This article delves into the top 10 best bowling figures in SA20 history.

Best Bowling Figures in SA20

PlayerBowling FiguresAgainstVenueDate
Roelof van der Merwe (SEC)6/20Durban’s Super GiantsGqeberha22 Jan 2023
Noor Ahmad (DSG)5/11Paarl RoyalsDurban28 Jan 2024
Junior Dala (DSG)5/26Pretoria CapitalsDurban30 Jan 2024
Marco Jansen (SEC)5/30Durban’s Super GiantsCape Town10 Feb 2024
Ottniel Baartman (SEC)4/10Durban’s Super GiantsCape Town06 Feb 2024
Ottniel Baartman (SEC)4/12Pretoria CapitalsGqeberha22 Jan 2024
Marco Jansen (SEC)4/28Durban’s Super GiantsCape Town06 Feb 2024
Simon Harmer (SEC)4/18Durban’s Super GiantsDurban20 Jan 2024
Aaron Phangiso (JSK)4/20Sunrisers Eastern CapeGqeberha21 Jan 2023
Gerald Coetzee (JSK)4/24Sunrisers Eastern CapeGqeberha21 Jan 2023

(You can check out other stats related to SA20 here.)

Key Insights

6/20: Roelof van der Merwe was on a roll against Durban’s Super Giants, delivering the best bowling figures in SA20’s history. He scalped 6 wickets for 20 wickets and became the first bowler to bag the league’s first fifer.

4: 3 bowlers — van der Merwe, Aaron Phangiso, and Lizaad Williams — have picked up 2 or more four-wicket hauls.

40: There are 40+ instances of bowlers grabbing 3 or more wickets in an innings in the South African league.

3: Most of the 4-wicket hauls have come against 3 teams — Durban’s Super Kings, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, and Pretoria Capitals.

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