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Kevin Pietersen Picks 'This' SRH Megastar To Rule At The T20 World Cup 2024

image-lsen8ndiHeinrich Klassen is the new cheat code in T20s (x.com)

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has bestowed high praise upon Heinrich Klaasen, labeling him as the top T20 batter globally. Klaasen's stellar performance for Durban Super Giants in the SA20 league qualifier match against Joburg Super Kings garnered admiration from Pietersen, who took to 'X' to express his admiration, saying, "There isn’t a better batter in T20 cricket in the world! Klaasen is the BOSS."

In a whirlwind innings, Klaasen, aged 32 and playing for Durban Super Giants, showcased his dominance by smashing 74 runs off just 30 deliveries, including seven sixes and three fours, at a remarkable strike rate of 246.67. Partnering with Wiaan Mulder, Klaasen contributed significantly to the Durban Super Giants' formidable total of 211 for 6 in 20 overs.

Despite his current T20I ranking of 78, Klaasen's explosive batting style has earned him recognition as the second-highest run-scorer in the SA20 league 2024 so far, accumulating 447 runs in 12 innings at a striking rate of 208.87. His consistency throughout the season, marked by four half-centuries and a highest score of 85, underscores his impact on the field.

The match against Joburg Super Kings saw Klaasen, predominantly known as a wicket-keeper batter, elevate his team's chances in the SA20 final scheduled for Saturday, February 10, against Sunrisers Eastern Cape in Cape Town.

Looking ahead, Klaasen is set to bring his dynamic skills to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the upcoming season.