5 Players From South Africa Who Have Scored A Century In Indian Premier League

South Africa: In the 16 and a half years of the Indian Premier League, only five players from South Africa have scored a century for their franchise teams. Since the first season of this cash-rich league tournament in 2008, the Proteas have been valuable assets of this T20 event. Today we will mention those five century makers from South Africa in this segment.
5 Century Makers From South Africa In TATA IPL History.
5 Century Makers From South Africa In TATA IPL History.

South Africa: The Indian Premier League 2024 season is on its final round. Apart from KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders, none of the other teams have cemented their place in the playoffs. The teams like MI, GT and PBKS will play their last matches of this season because they are eliminated.

While the other teams like RR, CSK, RCB, LSG, DC and SRH are still fighting to be the last three franchise sides of this year’s TATA IPL 2024, so that they could make it in the top four.

Today’s match between DC Vs LSG is important for both the sides and it is a must win contest for them to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.

5 Century Makers From South Africa In The Indian Premier League History

The players from South Africa are important members of this tournament, which is played in the twenty-overs form of the game. Since the inception of the IPL, the Proteas have been good and performed brilliantly in this tournament. There are five players from South Africa who have scored a ton in IPL. Today we will name all of those in this segment.

1. AB de Villiers

ABD - AB De Villiers
ABD - AB De Villiers

The Genius from South Africa, AB de Villiers, is a familiar name in the Indian Premier League. People loved watching ABD bat because he made the batting look very easy. But in actual, it is not so easy.

De Villiers played for Delhi and Bengaluru franchise teams of the IPL and he has scored 3 IPL centuries to his name, which is the most by a player from South Africa in this tournament.

133 runs against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015 season.

129 runs against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 season.

105 runs against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2009 season.

2. Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla Image Source - AFP

The former opener of South Africa was a stylish player and many thought that his style of playing wasn’t suited for the shortest format. But still Hashim Amla had scored two centuries in the Indian Premier League and both the tons came in a single season of this T20 tournament. Amla is still the only player from South Africa to achieve this milestone in his IPL career.

In the IPL season of 2017, Hashim Amla smashed 104 against Mumbai Indians and the same score of 104 runs against the team of Gujarat Lions as well. Amla played for the Kings XI Punjab team, which is now known as Punjab Kings.

3. David Miller

David Miller
David Miller

The current finisher of the Gujarat Titans side, David Miller had a silent 2024 Indian Premier League season and that is why now Gujarat Titans is out of the IPL this year. In 2022, which was GT’s title-winning season and their debut edition of the IPL, Miller had finished the games for them with ease.

David Miller also has a century to his name in this cash-rich league tournament. He scored 101 runs from just 38 deliveries in a match played against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League season of 2013.

4. Quinton de Kock

Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock Image Source - PTI

The wicketkeeper batter of Lucknow Super Giants also opens the innings for the franchise side. De Kock has smashed an unbeaten 140 runs to his name against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 edition of this cash-rich league tournament.

That century was the first and only for Quinny as of now, which also helped LSG to put up 210 runs as an opening stand and that is the highest opening partnership of this T20 event.

5. Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen

The current wicketkeeper batter from South Africa plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the TATA IPL  2024 season and he has been doing a decent job for the Orange Army so far. SRH will need him to fire in their remaining matches so that they can get in the top four.

Heinrich Klaasen has scored one century in this tournament of the shortest format and he is the last player from South Africa to be mentioned in this segment as of now. That lone ton had come in the last IPL season of 2023, where he also amassed 448 runs to his name.

The wicketkeeper batter from South Africa and SRH scored 104 runs from just 51 deliveries against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. But his ton came in a losing cause as SRH lost that match against RCB. The Bengaluru side won that game by eight wickets and four balls to spare.

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