Top run scorers in SA20 2024: Aiden Markram’s Sunrisers Eastern Cape successfully defended their inaugural SA20 champions crown to win the second season of the league. The Sunrisers defeated the Durban Super Giants in the final in Cape Town to clinch a second consecutive title.
The SA20 2024 was a high-scoring tournament courtesy of the true nature of the pitches coupled with compact boundary sizes. Sixes and fours flew at a breathtaking rate this season.
Who were the top run scorers in SA20 2024?
MI Cape Town opener Ryan Rickelton finished as the leading run-scorer in the SA20 2024 season with 530 runs at an average of 58.
In this article, we will discuss the top 5 run scorers of SA20 2024:
Ryan Rickelton – 530 runs
Dubbed the mini-de Kock, Ryan Rickelton amassed 530 runs at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 173. The left-handed opener notched up five fifties in the tournament, including the highest score of 98. Even though MI Cape Town finished at the bottom of the points table, Rickelton shone brightly.
Heinrich Klaasen – 447 runs
Barring the final, Durban Super Giants’ Heinrich Klaasen had a monstrous season with the bat. Klaasen, who has been in unbelievable form over the past two years in white-ball cricket, smashed 447 runs at a belligerent strike rate of 207 and kept an average of 40. His batting heroics earned him the Player of the Tournament award. Klaasen smoked 37 sixes, the most in the tournament.
Matthew Breetzke – 416 runs
25-year-old Durban opener Matthew Breetzke is the third-leading scorer this season with 416 runs, scoring at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 135. The right-handed batsman raised a couple of half-centuries.
Jos Buttler – 408 runs
Jos Buttler was key to Paarl Royals’ winning run in the first half of the season before they faltered away. Buttler scored 408 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 143, hitting three fifties in the process.
Leus du Plooy – 377 runs
Joburg Super Kings’ Leus du Plooy took giant strides this season, which also saw the left-hander getting promoted to the opening slot in the last phase of the competition. Du Plooy finished with 377 runs at a strike rate of 159. He struck three fifties.