T20 cricket largely became popular because we can see a large number of sixes in a match, and this results in large sections of fans getting thoroughly entertained. Teams with more batters who can make the ball go across the ropes have a high chance of winning games more often than not and, at the same time, gaining a huge following among the masses.
SA20, a relatively new entrant to the world of T20 leagues in its brief stint thus far, has shown it has all the ingredients to grow into a successful T20 tourney. This is largely thanks to a resounding number of big hitters from all 6 participating teams.
South African superstars like Klaasen, de Kock, Markram, etc. have all lit up the SA20 league along with overseas stars like Will Jacks, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, etc., among others, with their power-hitting capabilities.
Here we will see the team-wise breakdown of sixes in the SA20 competition.
Most Sixes by Teams in SA20 League
|No. of Sixes
|Durban’s Super Giants (DSG)
|MI Cape Town (MICT)
|Pretoria Capitals (PC)
|Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC)
|Paarl Royals (PR)
|Joburg Super Kings (JSK)
(You can check out other stats related to SA20 here.)
Durban’s Super Giants (DSG) leads the pack with the most number of sixes in the SA20 competition. They have some of the best stroke makers in the ranks, like Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, and Matthew Breetzke, who have hit a large proportion of DSG’s sixes.
Heinrich Klassen not only leads the six-hitter list among DSG batters but also in the overall league, hammering over 40 maximums.
MI Cape Town, the powerhouse of a team that consists of players like Ryan Rickelton, Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, and Kieron Pollard, takes the 2nd slot.
The major contributor to the Pretoria Capitals’ sixes-tally is Will Jacks, who has hit over 32 of them all by himself. Only 2 other players from PC have scored 10 or more sixes, and they are Rilee Rossouw and Phil Salt.
Another surprise is that the team boasting players like Jos Buttler, David Miller, and Jason Roy have the lowest sixes-per-innings ratio.