These batsmen’s run taps are still closed


In target-and-mocker cricket tournaments there are always a few stars who struggle a bit to get the shining process going.

And the SA20 tournament is no exception. Because for every Ryan Rickelton and Jos Buttler there must unfortunately also be a Dewald Brevis and a Faf du Plessis.

Let’s take a look at one or two of the big names who haven’t quite set the country’s SA20 cricket pitches on fire yet.

  • Batsmen:

Dewald Brevis (MI Cape Town): 49 runs in six matches at an average of 8.16

“Baby AB” has shown countless times that he has the necessary talent to smash bowling attacks to shreds – his good eye and pure stroke play undoubtedly make him a force to be reckoned with.

But innings of 5, 5, 8, 10, 0 and 21 show that he is currently struggling with his level of play. Tuesday night’s big six from Marcus Stoinis’ bowling raised hopes that he was back to his attacking best, but he was caught on the boundary off the next delivery.

Still, the Capetians’ coaching group and its supporters believe that a good innings is just around the corner.

Faf du Plessis (Joburg Super Kings): 32 runs in four matches at an average of 8

For the past few seasons, the 39-year-old warhorse’s bat has done the talking in India, Pakistan and the Caribbean.

Yet he gets the wind from the front in this year’s SA20 tournament. The former Protea captain has only hit three boundaries, while he has to be satisfied with a highest score of ten.

Admittedly, Will Jacks bowled him clean on Saturday night with an excellent delivery against the Wanderers.

Quinton de Kock (Durban’s Super Giants): 62 runs in six matches at an average of 10.33

One of the most talented cricketers that South Africa has ever produced said after the World Cup in India that he is done with ODI cricket and that he wants to focus exclusively on T20 tournaments.

However, he struggled in the colors of the Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Big Bash League to get started with the bat, and he could also only score 62 runs in six matches in the SA20.

However, De Kock continues to provide brilliant service behind the wickets and he took advantage of some good catches from Noor Ahmad’s bowling on Tuesday evening.

  • This week’s terms:

Wednesday: Joburg Super Kings against Paarl Royals at 17:30

Thursday: Pretoria Capitals against Sunrisers Eastern Cape at 17:30

Friday: Paarl Royals vs Durban’s Super Giants at 17:30

Saturday: Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town at 1.30pm; Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super Kings at 17:30

Sunday: Durban’s Super Giants against Paarl Royals at 15:30.