Indian Premier League (IPL) is a very popular cricket league in India. The teams in this league include players from different nations. South Africa is one of the nations that has produced some of the best players of IPL. Whether it is a bowler or a batter, every South African player makes a reservation in the playing 11 by his performance. Here, we list the top 10 South African cricketers of IPL.
10. Chris Morris
Chris Morris got selected in the 2016 IPL auction for Delhi Daredevils. In the same season, he achieved his highest score in T20. Chris scored 82 off 32 balls. Later, he got out of Delhi Capitals in 2020. Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history. He surpassed Yuvraj Singh (16 crores) when Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs. 16.25 crores. Chris is in the tenth position on the list.
9. Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel played for Rajasthan in the first three seasons of the IPL. In the second edition, he took 25 wickets in 16 matches. Morne achieved the Purple Cap in the same season playing for Delhi Daredevils. He last played in 2016 for Kolkata Knight Riders. Morkel is in the ninth position on the list.
8. JP Duminy
JP Duminy first played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2009. He scored two half-centuries in the same season. Later, JP played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers. In 2015, he became the captain of the Delhi Daredevils team. His highest score is 78*. Duminy is in the eighth position on the list.
7. David Miller
David Miller joined Kings XI Punjab in 2013 for six crores. He scored the third-fastest century of IPL history (101 off 38) against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Miller played a vital role for the same team in 2014, reaching the final. In 2020, Rajasthan bought him. David is in the seventh position on the list.
6. Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir represented the Delhi Daredevils team for two seasons. After the two teams (RR and CSK) got banned, he later played for Rising Pune Super Giants for two seasons. Imran has taken a total of 82 wickets in the league. He won the Purple Cap in the 2019 edition playing for Chennai Super Kings. The best thing is that Fans love Tahir's roar after taking a door. He is the sixth on the list.
5. Quinton De Kock
Quinton de Kock first played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and then was sold to the Delhi Daredevils in 2013. He became the highest bid foreign wicket-keeper in the same auction. Kock played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018. In 2019, he played for Mumbai Indians and saw his team winning the season. Quinton was the highest run-scorer for his team in the same season. He is in the fifth position on the list.
4. Faf Du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings bought Faf Du Plessis in 2010. He holds the IPL record for most catches in a match by a player (4). Du Plessis has never got out on a duck in his IPL career (except in a qualifier against KXIP). He is an excellent middle-order batsman for CSK. Faf is in the fourth position on the list.
3. Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn kept his excellent bowling form on a consistent level in IPL. He played for RCB in the first three seasons of IPL. Later, Steyn played three seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has taken 97 wickets in the league. RCB bought him in 2020. Later, the team released him due to his poor bowling performance. He is the third on the list.
2. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis kept his excellent all-around performance going in IPL too. He scored more than 2000 runs with his bat, took 65 wickets, and excelled in bowling. Kallis played an essential role in the winning Kolkata Knight Riders team in 2012. He scored more than 400 runs in the same season and took 15 wickets. He is in the second position on the list.
1. AB De Villiers
From the first season of the league, AB de Villiers has been one of the most successful batsmen of IPL. After Delhi Daredevils, he moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. He has played many match-winning innings for RCB. He is a destructive batsman and a batting specialist in the death overs. Fans call him 'The Savior.' He is in the top position on the list.