Proteas set the IPL alight!

By Maxwell Levine

With South African sport still in limbo and the debacle currently happening at Cricket SA (CSA), a number of Proteas players are making the most of their opportunities at the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

Some South Africans have been in blistering form while a few have found the going tough.

AB De Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Retired from international cricket, AB De Villiers has just reminded everyone what a good player he is with match winning performances. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, referred to him as “super-human” after his blistering 73 off just 33 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders. Even India’s coach Ravi Shastri tweeted that De Villiers should come out of his international retirement. De Villiers has scored over 200 runs with an average of 57 and a blowing strike rate of 186.36.

Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)

Rabada has been the best bowler at the IPL, taking wickets in every match that he has played. He is in red hot form claiming over 17 wickets and counting.

Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)

“Mr Consistency” has been excellent, helping CSK to a couple of wins. He has scored over 300 runs at an average of 61.40.

Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians)

After a relatively slow start to the competition, De Kock has blasted two half centuries in his last three matches to move Mumbai to top of the table.

Anrich Nortje (Dehli Capitals)

The IPL rookie is relishing this tournament. He has already bowled the fastest ball in IPL history. In fact, three of his deliveries are in the top 4. He has over eight wickets at an average 25.25.

Chris Morris (Royal Challenge Bangalore)

After missing the first few games, Morris has made an impact in the last couple of games. The allrounder has contributed immensely with his bowling with figures of 3/19 against CSK and 2/17 against KKR.

Unfortunately, Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Dale Steyn (RCB), Imran Tahir (CSK) and David Miller (Royals) have not been part of their teams yet.

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