5 Best Bowlers of SA20 2024

The oft-quoted cricket phrase “Batters win matches, and Bowlers win the title” was no more accurately portrayed by the facts that SA20 2024 finalists, DSG, and SEC bowlers dominated the 5 best bowlers of SA20 2024. The top three wicket-takers are from the winners of the tournaments, Sunrises Eastern Cape, and 5th is from Durban Super Giants. 

5 Best Bowlers of SA20 2024

Players Inns Overs Wkts Mdns BBI Ave. Eco.SRRuns
Marco Jansen1037.22015/3014.307.6611.20286
Ottniel Baartman 0830.31814/1011.786.9510.17212
Daniel Worrall 1142.01703/2011.887.2414.82304
Lizaad Williams 0825.015 04/2616.539.9210.00248
Keshav Maharaj 1342.01502/1720.477.3116.80307

     (Chart showing 5 best bowlers of SA20 2024)

Marco Jansen

The rising cricket star bowler, Marco Jensen, is number 1 among the 5 best bowlers of SA20 2024. He represents Sunrise’s Eastern Cape. From the beginning, it was Jensen’s partner Daniel Worrall and death-over specialist Ottniel Baartman getting wickets for the team. However, Marco Jensen silently went to work, changed his strategy, built pressure on the batters, and earned numerous wickets.

Therefore, he leads the 5 best bowlers of the SA20 2024 chart with 20 wickets in 10 innings. He is the only bowler who took a fifer in the SA20 league in the final, clinching the win from Durban Super Giants. His best figures for the league are 5/30.  Marco Jansen continued his form of 2023 as he was one of the best bowlers of the Cricket World Cup 2023.

Ottniel Baartman

Ottniel Baartman, other Sunrises Eastern Cape star bowler, ranked at 2 of 5 best bowlers of SA20 2024. He dominated the chart with his teammates. Baartman took 18 wickets in 8 innings with 6.95 economy. He had the best economy of any pacer in SA20 2024 and the second-best average (11.33) of all bowlers. Ottniel Baartman has played his role as a match-winner bowler for SEC in crucial matches.   

Daniel Worrall

Daniel Worrall came as a surprise package in SA20 2024. He was picked as a replacement for English fringe bowler Brydon Carse but soon got a permanent place in the squad. The pacer often bowled three overs in the powerplay. He also belongs to Sunrise’s Eastern Cape. He took 17 wickets in 11 matches. Worrall’s best returns came against Pretoria Capitals (3/22). Also, he took 3/20 against JSK. The pacemaker would be satisfied with his contributions to team wins. 

Lizaad Williams

Joburg Super Kings needed more consistency throughout SA20 2024. Meanwhile, Lizaad Williams emerged as the critical bowler for them. He is the only bowler from JSK to be in the 5 best bowlers in SA20 2024. Williams took 15 wickets in 8 innings. In total, he bowled 25 overs throughout the tournament. His economy in the season was 9.92. Williams claimed a wicket in every match he played in SA20. His best figures was 4/26 against Durban Super Giants. Lizaad Williams played a crucial role in the JSK campaign this year.  

Keshav Maharaj

Although the South African star bowler’s best figures in SA20 2024 are only 2/17, he still ranks 5th of the 5 best bowlers in SA20 2024. The pacer represents the Durban Super Giants. He was the team’s captain and bowled in middle overs with an economy of 7.31. He took 15 wickets in 13 innings and conceded 307 runs in 42 overs in the tournament. He must be proud of his performance. 

Bowler of the Tournament 

As you can see, Marco Jensen of Sunrises Eastern Cape ruled the stats of the 5 best bowlers of SA20 2024, but the bowler of the Tournament award was given to Ottniel Braatman of Sunrises Eastern Cape. Throughout the tournament, he delivered some exceptional bowling performances.

In big leagues like IPL, PSL, BBL, etc, the bowler of the Tournament award is given to the bowler with the highest wickets. In SA20, there is a different set of rules, so things work differently here. That’s why Ottniel Braatman was honored with the “Bowler of the Tournament” award. 

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