Top 5 Players With Most Runs in SA20 2024

image-lsh7gocrRyan Rickelton ended up with the most runs in SA20 2024 (Twitter)

The SA20 2024 League concluded with a spectacular display of cricket, leaving fans enthralled by the sheer brilliance and competitive spirit displayed throughout the tournament. The SA20 2024 League final, held on February 10 at Newlands, Cape Town, was filled with high-octane action that the league is renowned for. 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape emerged victorious for the second consecutive time, clinching the trophy with an emphatic 89-run win over Durban Super Giants.

As the SA20 2024 League wraps up, here’s a look at the top 5 batters with the most runs in SA20 League 2024.

1. Ryan Rickelton: 530 Runs

image-lsh7kdszRyan Rickelton (Twitter)

Leading this illustrious list is Ryan Rickelton of MI Cape Town, whose brilliance with the bat was nothing short of extraordinary. Amassing 530 runs across 10 matches, Rickelton's knocks were a masterclass in explosive batting combined with sharp cricketing sense. 

His highest score, an impressive 98, fell just short of a century, yet he consistently dismantled bowling attacks with an average of 58.88 and a strike rate of 173.77 to go with five half-centuries. With 41 fours and 34 sixes, his approach was clear: dominate from the get-go. Rickelton's innings were not only about power-hitting but also about timing, placement, and a deep understanding of the game dynamics.

2. Heinrich Klaasen: 447 Runs

image-lsh7ktgzHeinrich Klaasen (Twitter)

Heinrich Klaasen, donning the colours of Durban Super Giants, emerged as a dynamo of run-scoring, with 447 runs in 13 matches. Klaasen mized ferocity with finesse to maintain an astonishing strike rate of 207.90, the hallmark of a batting savant. His highest score of 85 showcased his ability to anchor innings and accelerate when needed. 

Notably, his boundary count, including 25 fours and 37 sixes, painted a picture of a batsman who could switch gears at will. The stumper was consistent throughout the tournament, scoring four fifties. Klaasen's batting philosophy was simple: no bowler was too good to be taken on, making him a nightmare for the opposition and a spectacle for the fans.

3. Matthew Breetzke: 416 Runs

image-lsh7lb5aMatthew Breetzke (Twitter)

Matthew Breetzke, another gem in the Durban Super Giants' lineup, made a name for himself with 416 runs in 13 outings. His approach was highlighted by traditional cricketing shots and innovative strokes as he scored his runs at a strike rate of 135.50. 

Breetzke’s highest score in the tournament was 78 and with two fifties in the competition, he showed his temperament and skill in building innings. His ability to find gaps, evidenced by 40 fours and 22 sixes, highlights his role as a crucial cog in his team's batting machinery. Breetzke's consistent performances made him an integral part of his team's strategy.

4. Jos Buttler: 408 Runs

image-lsh7lvhcJos Buttler (Twitter)

Jos Buttler of Paarl Royals showcased his global T20 pedigree with 408 runs from 11 matches, becoming a linchpin for his team. Known for his whirlwind batting, Buttler's knocks were filled with audacious shots and cricketing intelligence. 

With a strike rate of 143.66 and three half-centuries, Buttler was the epitome of a modern T20 batsman. His repertoire included 44 fours and 14 sixes, each hit with the intent to dominate. Buttler’s blistering battering along with the ability to read the game made him one of the most feared batsmen in the league.

5. Leus du Plooy: 377 Runs

image-lsh7mgvxLeus du Plooy (Twitter)

Leus du Plooy, representing Joburg Super Kings, etched his name among the top performers with 377 runs from 11 matches. His highest score of 71 along with an average of 37.70 and a strike rate of 159.07, highlighted his consistent contributions. 

Du Plooy’s batting was highlighted by elegance, power, and a strategic approach to innings-building. With three fifties to his credit and a tally of 37 fours and 17 sixes, he demonstrated a keen eye for exploiting the field and pacing his innings.