SA20 2024 | Team Of The Tournament

image-lsh6p82hSunrisers Eastern Cape emerged as the winners of SA20 2024 (Source:

The people in Gqeberha are really happy because their team, the Sunrisers Eastern Cape, won the SA20 League again. Everyone is celebrating in the streets, cheering for the players and waving flags. The players are smiling and feeling proud as they walk through the crowds. The celebrations will go on late into the night, making it a special moment for everyone in Gqeberha. 

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Let's take a closer look at the "Team of the Tournament." This selection highlights the standout players who have excelled throughout the SA20 League competition. It comprises individuals who have consistently showcased exceptional skills & determination on the field. These players have been instrumental in their team's success, contributing significantly to their victories and achievements.

Top Order Players (1-3)

Ryan Rickelton

At the beginning of the batting lineup, Rickelton has been outstanding, achieving fifty runs in half of his ten innings. He kicked off the tournament with impressive scores of 87, 98, 58, and an unbeaten 94. In comparison to last year's leading run-scorer, Jos Buttler, who made 391 runs, Rickelton has surpassed this record by 139 runs, despite playing one fewer innings.

image-lsh7cxeuJos Buttler was the man who held the Paarl Royals batting together in the tournament (Source:

Jos Buttler

Following a disappointing performance in the ODI World Cup, Buttler's comeback to franchise cricket has been fruitful, boasting an average of 44 runs and surpassing his previous year's run tally when he topped the run-scoring charts. Although he hasn't quite reached his usual explosive form, occasionally starting matches slowly, Buttler has demonstrated consistency throughout the tournament.

Will Jacks

Will Jacks, one of England's most gifted ball hitters, is known for his ability to maintain a rapid strike rate right from the start of the match when batting at the top of the order. Despite his team's failure to reach the playoffs, Jacks has made a significant impact with both bat and ball during the campaign. His impressive century against the Super Giants, along with his six wickets throughout the tournament, highlights his versatility and contribution to the team's performance.

Middle Order Players (4-7)

Tom Abell

The Somerset batter had a consistent performance throughout the tournament, but he truly shone in the final match. Despite losing an early wicket, he showcased his skills with a quick-fire half-century off just 30 balls. His exceptional innings set the tone for a dominating victory, laying the foundation for his team's comprehensive win.

Heinrich Klaasen

image-lsh7f53kHeinrich Klaasen was the game-changer for the Durban's Super Giants in most of the games (Source:

Heinrich Klaasen's remarkable ability to powerfully hit spin bowling was evident during South Africa's impressive performance in the last ODI World Cup, where they recorded four scores of over 350 runs. Despite the change in format, Klaasen has continued to display his electrifying form. With a tournament strike rate exceeding 200, he has batted in various situations with great success.

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs, a young South African talent, has had an outstanding tournament. Despite facing challenges in last year's competition, he has shown remarkable improvement while playing for Sunrisers. This time around, he has found his rhythm and fluency on the field. His standout moment came in the final match, where he showcased his explosive batting skills by scoring a quick-fire half-century, contributing significantly to his team's success.

Marco Jansen

Marco Jansen had already showcased an exceptional performance throughout the competition. His standout moment came in the final match, where he claimed 5 wickets for just 30 runs. Despite Sunrisers' dominance, Jansen's batting skills were rarely needed. However, when called upon, he rose to the occasion, scoring an unbeaten 71 runs in a crucial match during the group phase, securing top spot for his team.

Bowlers (8-11)

Keshav Maharaj

In addition to leading the Super Giants, Maharaj has effectively managed his bowling duties, strategically bowling himself at crucial moments in the matches. With wickets in each of the opening seven games, he has proven to be both economical and a consistent threat during the middle overs.

Daniel Worrall

The success of Sunrisers was largely attributed to their trio of fast bowlers, who collectively took 55 wickets, occupying the top three spots in the wicket tallies. Worrall, known for his new-ball skills demonstrated in The Hundred, continued in the same vein in South Africa. His performance showcased a special late bloom in his career, contributing significantly to his team's success.

Ottniel Baartman

Baartman has truly stood out as the premier seamer in this year's edition. Despite the demanding roles of opening the bowling and finishing off at the death, Baartman has consistently maintained his economy. In a crucial qualifier match, he bowled a double-wicket maiden over before dismissing the dangerous Klaasen late in the innings, finishing with impressive figures of 4-10.

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad had to exit the tournament early due to international commitments with Afghanistan, leaving a noticeable gap in the Durban Super Giants' lineup, especially in the final match. His exceptional performance earlier in the tournament included recording the best bowling figures of the year.