Just like any other franchise cricket league around the world South African players in IPL 2023 auction also sold like hot cakes. Many South African players are known commodity and they have been part of various teams in Australia’s Bash League.
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South African Players in Mumbai Indians
Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis and Duan Jansen will be the 3 stars from South Africa who will play for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023. Duan Jansen was picked in the Auction of IPL 2023 for 20 Lac (INR) by Mumbai Indians, while Brevis and Stubbs were retained.
At an average of 23 and strike rate of 142, Dewald Brevis scored 161 runs last year in the IPL. His crazy potential to hit the ball a long way makes him a T20 specialist.
Tristan Stubbs only got a couple of matches in IPL 2022, but still keeping his potential in mind, Mumbai retained him. Stubbs has 1028 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 25 and strike rate of 151.
Duan Jansen is the twin brother of Marco Jansen. Marco has also played for Mumbai Indians previously. Duan is young and has pace, in 31 T20s he has 24 T20 wickets to his name.
South African Players in Sunrisers Hyderabad
Stunning WK batter Heinrich Klaasen, pace bowler Marco Jansen and current T20I captain of South Africa Aiden Markram are in the side of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Markram was named captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad as Markram was also the winning captain of Sunrisers Eastern Cape in SA20 League. Aiden Markram scored 381 runs in IPL 2022 at an average of 47 and strike rate of 139.
Heinrich Klaasen was picked in the auction for 5.25 Crore (INR) by SRH. Klaasen is an absolute beast in T20 cricket with the bat. He can keep wickets too. Recently in the 3rd ODI against West Indies, he smashed explosive 119(61).
Marco Jansen took 7 wickets in 8 games last year in the IPL for SRH. He is tall and can generate pace, hence SRH decided to retain him as he has been come of age become a regular feature of South African team since conclusion of last IPL edition.
South African Players in Delhi Capitals
If we look at all the IPL squads, the best set of South African players is in the Delhi Capitals. Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw and Lungi Ngidi are part of this squad.
In 6 games, Nortje picked 9 wickets for the Capitals last year at an average of 24. He took 6 wickets recently at Centurion in the first Test against West Indies, which is a proof of his recent form.
Rilee Rossouw was picked in the auction for a whopping price of 4.6 Crore (INR). Rilee recently had a marvelous PSL season, where he smashed the 2nd fastest century in PSL history.
Lungi Ngidi was retained by DC. At an average of 18, Lungi Ngidi has 150 wickets in T20 cricket. His wicket-taking ability makes him a popular T20 bowler.
South African Players in Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB retained Faf du Plessis for IPL 2023. He was the top run getter of RCB last year in the IPL. Faf scored 468 runs in IPL 2022 at an average of 31 and strike rate of 127. Faf had scores of 113*, 92, 51 and 37 in the recently concluded SA20 league.
South African Players in Chennai Super Kings
Dwaine Pretorious is a part of the CSK squad for IPL 2023. He was retained by the franchise. He took 6 wickets in 6 games of IPL 2022. Pretorious is preferred in T20 cricket because of his death bowling abilities.
South African Players in Kolkata Knight Riders
For a price of 1 Crore (INR), All-Rounder David Wiese was bought by Kolkata in the IPL 2023 Auction. Wiese is coming into IPL after a successful PSL campaign where he won the title with Lahore Qalandars. Wiese holds the record for taking most 5 wicket hauls in T20 cricket. Wiese was also part of RCB during previous editions of IPL.
South African Players in Lucknow Super Giants
Quinton De Kock was retained the Lucknow Super Giants for IPL 2023. De Kock has recently smashed an explosive hundred of just 44 balls against West Indies. In IPL 2022, he scored 508 runs at an average of 36 and strike rate of 148.
South African Players in Gujarat Titans
The defending champions of IPL retained David Miller in their side after he performed brilliantly in IPL 2022. Miller scored 481 runs in IPL 2022 at an average of 68 and strike rate of 142.
South African Players in Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings retained frontline pacer Kagiso Rabada in their side. With 23 wickets, Rabada was the leading wicket taker for the Punjab last year in IPL. He as 221 wickets in his T20 career at an average of 22. He recently took 12 wickets in the 2 Tests against West Indies.
South African Players in Rajasthan Royals
For 50 Lac (INR), Rajasthan Royals opted for Donovan Ferreira in the IPL 2023 Auction. This will be his 1st IPL stint. He has 703 runs in his T20 career at an average of 31 and strike rate of 148.
List of South African Players in IPL 2023
As many as 16 South African cricketers in IPL 2023 edition representing different teams. All the IPL teams have South African representation in their lineup.
List of South Africa Players in IPL 2023
|2||Faf du Plessis||RCB|
|16||Quinton de Kock||LSG|