Top 10: Most Overall Runs in SA20

SA20 is the newest T20 league on the block and the official T20 premier tournament in South Africa. The league consists of 6 teams based in cities around the country, namely: Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC), Durban’s Super Giants (DSG), Joburg Super Kings (JSK), MI Cape Town (MICT), Pretoria Capitals (PC), and Paarl Royals (PC).

Like most of the T20 leagues around the globe, the popularity of the tourney is measured based on its competitiveness, and the key ingredient is the quality of batsmanship. SA20 plays host to some of the best T20 batsmen of this era, like Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, etc., when we consider players from home, and when it comes to overseas stars, we have the likes of Jos Butter, Jason Roy, and Kieron Pollard trying their trade.

So in this article, we will see the top run-getters in this brief yet already exciting SA20.

Most Runs in SA20

PlayerInningsRunsAvgSRHigh Score100/50
Heinrich Klaasen (DSG)2281047.64185.77104*1/7
Jos Buttler (PR)2279939.95137.9970*0/7
Ryan Rickelton (MICT)1767642.25155.76980/5
Aiden Markram (SEC)2162733.00132.001001/2
Leus du Plooy (JSK)1962644.71149.7681*0/5
Faf du Plessis (JSK)2160835.76145.10113*1/5
Rassie Van der Dussen (MICT)2057131.72135.621041/2
Matthew Breetzke (DSG)1754136.06135.92780/2
Will Jacks (PC)1651532.18190.741011/4
JJ Smuts (DSG/SEC)2050027.77131.92750/5

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

Key Stats

391: Jos Buttler’s tally in the inaugural edition of SA20, and he held the record for most runs in the 2023 season. Buttler’s runs came at an average of 132.54 with 4 half-centuries.

20: There are over 20 players who have scored 200 or more runs in SA20 thus far, and 35 of them have made a minimum of 100 runs.

199 & 65: Will Jacks’ strike rate of close to 199 is the highest ever for a batter with over 200 runs to date; Klaasen’s average of close to 65 is the best.

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4: The most number of 50-plus scores in a single season and this belongs to the duo of Jos Buttler and Heinrich Klaasen, who have made 4 such scores. Out of Klaasen’s 4 fifty-plus scores in the competition, one of them was a century.

4: Number of centuries made in the brief history of SA20. While Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, and Faf du Plessis achieved that in the 2023 season, Van der Dussen of MICT opened the account in the 2nd edition.

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