Top 10: Most Wickets in SA20 (Overall)

The SA20, the latest entrant to the world of T20 leagues, has been making noise with breathtaking performances and an electric atmosphere. Now, T20 means the batters lighting up the scene, but some bowlers have the tricks to dismiss them.

The pitches in South Africa offer pace and bounce, which is enough for bowlers to trouble the batters. This is visible with bowlers grabbing wickets match after match.

This article will list the top 10 bowlers with the most wickets in SA20 history.

Most Wickets in SA20

PlayerInningsWicketsBBIAverage5W Haul
Ottniel Baartman (SEC)14304/1013.830
Marco Jansen (SEC)21285/3020.031
Wayne Parnell (PC)16244/3318.410
Lungi Ngidi (PR)18244/3924.450
Reece Topley (DSG)20233/1923.210
Adil Rashid (PC)18223/3023.810
Eathan Bosch (PC)22213/1227.330
Roelof van der Merwe (SEC)9206/209.551
Anrich Nortje (PC)11203/1213.250
Lizaad Williams (JSK)11204/2615.900

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

Key Insights

20: Roelof van der Merwe and Anrich Nortje were the joint leading wicket-takers in the inaugural edition of SA20. Both bowlers had a remarkable year, as they picked up 20 wickets each.

1: Apart from scalping the most wickets in the 2023 season, van der Merwe topped it up by grabbing the first five-wicket haul of the tournament’s history. He ran riot with the ball against Sunrisers Eastern Cape, taking 6 wickets for 20 runs. His bowling figures remain the best bowling figures in the league’s history.  

10: So far, over 20 bowlers have taken 10 or more wickets in the South African league.

10.05: South Africa’s rising star, Gerald Coetzee, has the best bowling strike rate among the bowlers with 10+ wickets in SA20. Coetzee bags a wicket approximately every 10 deliveries, which is amazing.

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