SA20 2023: The game of cricket has always been a batsman’s game. Though most of the greats of the game come with a willow in their hand, the T20 format has brought a revolution to the game. From the very first years, the bowlers have left their mark on this format of the game and have proven their worth as match winners too.
In comparison to the limited number of bowlers produced, T20 cricket has produced many internationally famous batsmen. Some uniquely famous T20I bowlers include Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine, and DJ Bravo, along with many others like Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, and Shakib Al Hasan.
Just like the great T20 performers, who have been performing consistently over the years in various tournaments like the IPL, BBL, and other T20 leagues, the SA20 franchises have also focused on setting high standards of bowling by including several big names, with some even making huge bucks in the tournament.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 teams with the strongest bowling setups.
3. Durban Super Giants (DSG)
The supergiants are overall a balanced squad in SA20 2023; their set of batters are no doubt eminent performers, along with their bowling deck, which is well crafted with Windies pacemen Jason Holder and Keemo Paul, along with English bowler Reece Topley, who in the present scenario is in talks among all T20 franchises over the globe, besides allrounders Dwaine Pretorius, Kyle Mayers, and Wiaan Mulder.
There are more inclusions to the DSG bowling deck that would make the Supergiants management think over their best five, but overall, the DSG side has a robust set of bowlers.
2. MI CapeTown
The MICT from Cape Town is the side that is captained by the veteran spinner Rashid Khan in SA20 2023, who is considered one of the smartest players to have played the game. He is an improvising player as he always turns on the heat with his game. MI Cape Town is an entirely bowler-dependent team.
The MICT consists of players like Kagiso Rabada, the recent MVP of the 20-20 Cricket World Cup, Sam Curran, George Linde, a south African domestic, Duan Jansen, Windies big man Odean Smith, Olly Stone, a rising English spark, and the perfectionist Jofra Archer, who is making a return to the field after a long exile of two years. This is evident from the team sheet, which shows that MICT is probably the best bowling side in the SA20 league.
1. Pretoria Capitals
The Capitals are another eminent bowling side in the tournament, with another bowler leading the side in SA20 2023. Wayne Parnell was picked for a huge amount of 5.6 million rands along with Proteas speedster Anrich Nortje, Irish pacer Joshua Little, English spinner Adil Rashid, and all rounders Jimmy Neesham, Migael Pretorius, and Eathan Bosch.
All these all-rounders and bowlers pile up together to form a genuinely excellent combination that teams up to excel in the bowling department, headed by the skipper himself.