Cape The city – The Chennai Tremendous Kings had been topped Indian Premier League (IPL) champions after defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Australia’s Shane Watson smashed a ton to influence the Tremendous Kings to a eight-wicket win and declare their 3rd IPL identify.
On this yr’s IPL, a number of South Africans stood-out and proved their value not to simplest themselves, however to critics alike.
AB de Villiers – Bangalore
All through his time with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, De Villiers was once nonetheless a Protea…
The 34-year-old had a stellar season with Bangalore regardless of the crew failing to succeed in the playoffs as soon as once more. They ended up completing 6th.
De Villiers rocked the cricketing global – as soon as once more – when he pulled off a fantastic one-handed catch at the boundary towards Hyderabad.
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De Villiers was once SA’s easiest batsman, finishing his Bangalore marketing campaign with 480 runs in 12 appearances.
Quinton de Kock – Bangalore
De Kock confirmed some promise with the bat – hitting 53 off 37 balls towards the Chennai Tremendous Kings and 45 off 34 towards Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The hole batsman flew house halfway in the course of the event to wait a marriage, then again by no means returned onto the enjoying box for the remainder of Bangalore’s marketing campaign.
The Proteas wicket-keeper completed with 201 runs in 8 fits and took 7 catches and 3 stumpings.
JP Duminy – Mumbai
Duminy had a quiet IPL with the protecting champions, the Mumbai Indians.
The Proteas all-rounder did not spark with bat or ball, and completed this yr’s version with 23 runs and 0 wickets in six video games.
Faf du Plessis – Chennai
The Proteas skipper had a cast marketing campaign for the champions, regardless of simplest enjoying a part a dozen of video games.
Had it now not been for Du Plessis’ unbeaten 67 off 42 balls within the qualifier, the Tremendous Kings may have now not featured on this yr’s ultimate (or win!).
Du Plessis contributed 162 runs in six video games for the eventual IPL champions.
Imran Tahir – Chennai
Tahir had a shockingly quiet season for Chennai.
The Tremendous Kings most well-liked the spinning products and services of India’s Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma, which made it difficult for Tahir to be decided on within the enjoying XI.
The 39-year-old completed with six wickets in six video games.
Lungi Ngidi – Chennai
South African tempo prospect Ngidi didn’t disappoint in his debut IPL.
The 20-year-old had a whirlwind season after leaving halfway in the course of the event after the surprising passing of his father.
Ngidi returned and took Chennai to the playoffs by means of claiming 4 wickets for simply 10 runs towards the Kings XI Punjab.
All in all, Ngidi took 11 scalps in seven appearances.
David Miller – Punjab
Kings XI Punjab spectators did not get to revel in the total extent of ‘Miller Time’ this yr.
Miller was once sidelined for majority of the season with Kings XI control backing the likes of Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis as their out of the country batting choices.
His exclusion from the beginning XI was once delivered to mild by means of Proteas team-mate Dale Steyn.
The Proteas hard-hitting batsman simplest performed 3 video games, making 74 runs.
Cameron Delport – Kolkata
Sadly, Delport was once the one South African collaborating that didn’t function on this yr’s version.
The Dolphins all-rounder may simplest watch from the sidelines because the Kolkata Knight Riders had been overwhelmed by means of the Sunrisers of their playoff fit.
Heinrich Klaasen – Rajasthan
The Proteas wicket-keeper batsman got here into the IPL as a final minute substitute for Australia’s scandal-tainted captain Steve Smith within the Rajasthan Royals squad.
Regardless of simplest enjoying 4 video games for Rajasthan, Klaasen had a tight appearing with the bat – hitting 57 runs – which incorporated a 37 off 21 towards Bangalore.
It was once at the back of the stumps the place Klaasen in point of fact excelled – taking 3 catches and offering 4 stumpings.
Chris Morris – Dehli
Morris, who was once retained by means of the Dehli Daredevils this season, was once plagued with damage, which reduce his IPL season brief.
The 30-year-old claimed 3 wickets in 4 video games for Daredevils sooner than struggling a again damage and returning house.
Junior Dala – Dehli
Dala won a marvel call-up to India because the substitute for Morris.
The 20-year-old, who made his T20 debut for the Proteas towards India this yr, simplest featured in one recreation and could not declare a wicket towards Bangalore.