Most wickets in SA20 2024: Know the leading wicket-takers

The SA20 2024, South Africa’s electrifying T20 franchise cricket tournament, commenced on January 10 and promises riveting cricketing action till February 10. Featuring six dynamic teams, a total of 34 exhilarating T20 matches are set to unfold over four action-packed weeks in this thrilling second edition of SA20.

Participating Teams: Durban’s Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, and Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the six formidable teams competing fiercely for the prestigious SA20 2024 title.

Star-Studded Bowlers: The ongoing edition of SA20 showcases some of the world’s leading T20 bowlers, adding to the tournament’s allure. Renowned names like Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, and Kagiso Rabada bring their immense talent to the forefront in this thrilling T20 extravaganza.

Top Wicket-Takers: Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s Roelof van der Merwe and Pretoria Capitals’ Anrich Nortje emerged as the top wicket-takers in the inaugural SA20 last season. While van der Merwe snared an impressive tally of 20 wickets in 10 matches, Nortje achieved the feat in 11 captivating encounters, showcasing their bowling prowess.

Noteworthy Performances: Durban’s Super Giants’ Keemo Paul made an impactful start to SA20 2024 by claiming the first wicket of the tournament. The right-arm medium-pacer dismissed MI Cape Town’s formidable opening batter Rassie van der Dussen in a thrilling encounter, setting the stage for an exhilarating tournament ahead.

Talented right-arm fast bowler Lungi Ngidi etched his name in SA20 2024 history by registering the first four-wicket haul of the season. Representing Paarl Royals, Ngidi delivered a sensational performance, securing match-winning figures of 4/39 against Pretoria Capitals, propelling his team to a thrilling 10-run victory at the iconic SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Top Contenders for Leading Wicket-Taker: Alongside Lungi Ngidi, a host of formidable bowlers including Lizaad Williams, Richard Gleeson, Dwaine Pretorius, and Keshav Maharaj are vying to claim the title of the top wicket-taker in the ongoing SA20 2024 tournament. Their exceptional skills and unwavering determination promise to add more excitement and drama to the cricketing spectacle.

Most wickets in SA20 2024

RankPlayerTeamMatchesWickets
1Ottniel BaartmanSunrisers Eastern Cape716
2Lizaad WilliamsJoburg Super Kings915
3Marco JansenSunrisers Eastern Cape915
4Daniel WorrallSunrisers Eastern Cape1015
5Wayne ParnellPretoria Capitals814
6Keshav MaharajDurban’s Super Giants1113
7Lungi NgidiPaarl Royals913
8Noor AhmadDurban’s Super Giants612
9Reece TopleyDurban’s Super Giants1011
10Marcus StoinisDurban’s Super Giants510

As the SA20 2024 unfolds with captivating performances and thrilling encounters, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing more memorable moments and outstanding displays of skill from the talented bowlers gracing the tournament stage.

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