The countdown for IPL 2021 UAE leg has begun and soon cricket fans will be able to enjoy nail-biting matches of the tournament. In the opening game of the UAE leg, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will lock horns with each other. During the UAE leg, a total of 31 matches will be played.
Delhi Capitals currently hold the top spot in the points table with 12 points. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed on the last spot with just 2 points. There are many South African players who are part of different franchises in IPL 2021. Some of them are crucial members of their franchise. In this listicle, we take a glance at all South Africa players participating in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: List Of South Africa Players Participating In The Tournament
Faf du Plessis (CSK)
Faf du Plessis is part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. In the first leg, he ended up the team’s top run-scorer with 320 runs in 7 innings. The 37-year-old player has played 91 matches in IPL so far, scoring 2622 runs at an average of 34.96. He has also hit 20 fifties.
Lungi Ngidi (CSK)
Lungi Ngidi represents Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. The right-arm pacer has played for CSK since his debut season in 2018. In the first leg of the 2021 season, the Proteas pacer picked 5 wickets in 3 games. Ngidi has played 14 matches in the tournament so far and picked 25 wickets at an average of 17.92.
Imran Tahir (CSK)
Imran Tahir is another South African player who is part of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. The leg-spinner has been part of IPL since the 2014 season. So far, the right-arm spinner has played 59 matches in IPL. He has picked 82 wickets at an average of 20.76 and an economy of 7.76.
Kagiso Rabada (DC)
Kagiso Rabada represents Delhi Capitals in the 2021 season and is also one of the most prominent bowlers for the team. In the first leg, the right-arm pacer scalped 9 wickets in 7 matches. In 42 matches so far in the tournament, the 26-year-old has picked 69 wickets at an average of 19.30. He owns an economy of 8.32 while bowling.
Anrich Nortje (DC)
Anrich Nortje is another South African pacer who plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. The right-arm pacer was picked by the franchise ahead of the 2020 season. He played 16 games in IPL 2020. He grabbed 22 wickets at an average of 23.27 and bowled at an economy of 23.27. Anrich Nortje did not play any match in the first leg but is expected to be part of the playing XI during the UAE leg.
Quinton de Kock (MI)
Quinton de Kock plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 and he is the regular member of the playing XI for the franchise. The left-handed batsman played 6 matches in the first leg, scoring 155 runs. In 72 matches in IPL so far, the wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 2114 runs at an average of 31.55. He has also smacked 1 century and 15 fifties.
Marco Jansen (MI)
Marco Jansen is a domestic player from South Africa. The left-arm pacer was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 20 lakh during the IPL 2021 auction. He also played 2 games for the franchise in the first leg. In the 2 matches in the first leg, he picked 2 wickets while conceding 45 runs in 6 overs.
David Miller (RR)
David Miller represents Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. The left-handed batsman has been part of the Indian Premier League since the 2012 season. In 86 matches in the tournament so far, he has scored 1952 runs at an average of 33.65. Miller has also smacked 1 century and 10 half-centuries in the tournament.
Chris Morris (RR)
Chris Morris was picked by Rajasthan Royals during IPL 2021 auction for Rs. 16.25 crore, making him the costliest player ever in the IPL auction’s history. In the first leg, he grabbed 14 wickets in 7 games to end as joint second-highest wicket-taker. In 77 matches so far, the right-arm pacer has scalped 94 wickets and scored 599 runs.
Tabraiz Shamsi (RR)
Rajasthan Royals has signed Tabraiz Shamsi for the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The South African player replaces Andrew Tye in the RR squad. Shamsi earlier played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2016 season. In 4 games, he picked 3 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 9.18.
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