SA20 2023: A team consists of at least 6–7 batters while only having 4–5 bowlers; this shows the supremacy of batsmen in the game of cricket. Batting is the most essential attribute of a cricket game, and quality batsmen can change the course of the game at any time.
Over the years, many players have shown their mastery as batsmen in the shorter format of the game. These players have been great entertainers, like the universe boss Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, and ABD.
In this batsman’s game, different franchises from around the world always look to build a strong batting lineup, and SA20 franchises are no different. Batters like Tristian Stubbs, Donavon Ferreira, Heinrich Klaasen, and Rilee Rossouw are players who have earned big bucks in the SA20 auction in the very first season itself. Let’s see the top 3 teams in the SA20 with the strongest batting order.
3. Paarl Royals
Among the 20 teams, the Royals have one of the best batting lineups. The team consists of English opening pair Jason Roy and today’s most highly regarded T20 batter, Jos Buttler, who is currently the most highly regarded T20 batter, especially in the domestic leagues around the world after his outstanding performances in the IPL and the last T20 World Cup where he led his team to victory.
The team has a notable middle order led by Vilas, who is followed by skipper Miller and ex-English skipper Eoin Morgan, who both finish the game. They are well supported by domestic players like W.Lubbe and Ferisco Adams.
2. Durban Super Giants
DSG are probably the best side in terms of batting in the SA20 league. Led from the front by skipper Quinton de Kock, the veteran protea, DSG also has batters like windie all-rounder opener Kyle Mayers, Windies batter Johnson Charles, and Heinrich Klaasen, who provides support in the middle order.
All-rounders like Jason Holder, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, and Keemo Paul are efficient batting options down the order; all of these players are clean strikers of the white ball, and the small dimensions of the ground help them bring their long leavers into play. The DSG has the most formidable batting attack that can assault the bowlers at all stages of the game.
1. Pretoria Capitals
The Capitals are overall a very balanced squad, both on the team sheet and on the field in SA20 2023. The team also spent a lot of money to bring in Proteas batter Rilee Rossouw, who is currently ranked 8th in the world T20I rankings. Batters such as young Phil Salt and Will Jacks—the two Englishmen—are vital players who occupy the team’s opening positions, while Theunis de Bruyn and Jimmy Neesham are included to provide support to the protea batter.
Players like Kusal Mendis, who could not join the franchise from the beginning, would later pose as great investments for the Pretoria side. The batting lineup is not particularly star-studded, but the young and aggressive players contribute significantly in the short-game format.