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Top 10 South Africa T20 League Opening Batsman 2023

South Africa has demonstrated that they are one of the best cricket teams in the shortest format by putting on a brave performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, but they were unable to advance past the Semi-Finals. In the T20 format, batsmen like JP Duminy, AB De Villiers, and many others have made significant contributions to South Africa and helped their team win.

Former South African all-rounder JP Duminy used to bat middle order and bowl right-arm off break. He was left-handed. Quinton de Kock is a wicket-keeper batsman for the South Africa cricket team. He has scored 1849 runs, which ranks second in South Africa’s history for runs scored in a T20 international.

Another left-handed South African batter ranks third for scoring the most runs in a Twenty20 International.

Top 10 South Africa T20 League Opening Batsman 2023 :

PlayerSpanRunsInningsHighest Score
JP Duminy2007-201919347596*
Quinton de Kock2012-202218496279*
David Miller2010-2022180982101*
AB de Villiers2006-201716727579*
Faf du Plessis2012-2020146647119
Hashim Amla2009-201811584197*
Reeza Hendricks2014-202110494074
Rassie van der Dussen2018-202210083294*
Graeme Smith2005-20119823389*
Jacques Kallis2005-20126662373

5. JP Duminy (1934 Runs)

He holds the record for the most runs scored in a T20 international for South Africa. He scored 36 runs in his debut for South Africa in a T20 international on September 15, 2007, against Bangladesh at Newlands. He has played 81 T20 internationals since making his debut, scoring 1934 runs in 75 innings at a strike rate of 126.24. Additionally, in his T20I career, he has taken 21 wickets.

4. Quinton de Kock (1849 Runs)

He plays left-handed cricket and enjoys opening for his team. He has played 62 T20I matches. On December 21, 2012, he made his T20 international debut against New Zealand at Kingsmead, scoring 28 runs without losing. He has played in 62 games since making his debut, scoring at a strike rate of 134.86 percent.

3. David Miller (1809 Runs)

On May 20, 2010, he scored 33 runs in the first T20 international match against the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. He has played 82 T20I matches since making his debut, scoring four centuries and a century.

2. AB De Villiers (1672 Runs)

He is a former right-handed batsman who has scored 1672 runs in 74 T20 international innings for South Africa and ranks fourth for most T20 runs scored. He made his debut in the T20I against Australia on February 24, 2006, at The Wanderers Stadium.

1. Faf du Plessis (1466 Runs)

He ranks fifth for most runs. He made his T20 international debut against England on September 8, 2012, at Riverside Ground, scoring just four runs. He has made runs at a strike rate of 134.24 in 47 T20 international matches since his debut.

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