South African players have been in great demand in T20 leagues recently. Players Like Tabraiz Shamsi, Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw are hot favorites in any T20 league. 3 teams have picked 4 South African players in Lanka Premier League 2021 edition.
List of 4 South African Cricketers in LPL 2021
|Tabraiz Shamsi||Imran Tahir|
|Faf Du Plessis||Rilee Rossouw|
South African players in Lanka Premier League
South African Players in Dambulla Giants
Out of 4 South African Players, 2 will be in action for Dambulla Giants in LPL 2021. The veteran leg spinner Imran Tahir and Left Handed explosive batsman Rilee Rossouw will be in action for Dambulla Giants.
Imran Tahir is the global traveler and have played almost all T20 franchise legaues. He has the experience of 334 T20 games and has acclaimed 420 wickets. Imran Tahir took 13 wickets in 11 games recently in the Caribbean Premier League which proves that he still has a lot to offer in the shortest format of the game at this age.
Rilee Rossouw is a seasoned campaigner. He plays a lot of T20 tournaments and has loads of experience. He will be seen in action for the very first time in LPL. Rilee was the top run getter in the Cricket South Africa Provincial T20 tournament 2021 where he scored 295 runs in 5 game at an explosive strike rate of 157.
South Africa Cricketers in Galle Gladiators
The best ranked South African bowler in T20I Cricket Tabraiz Shamsi will be in action for Galle Gladiators this year. Tabraiz will also make his LPL Debut. Shamsi is currently holding the record for most T20 Wickets in a calendar year (36 wickets in 2021). Having someone of the caliber of Shamsi will certainly increase strength of Galle Gladiators
South African Cricketers in Jaffna Kings
The swashbuckling batsman Faf Du Plessis will be in action for Jaffna Kings in LPL 2021. Faf was picked by Colombo Stars in previous year’s LPL but he withdrew from the event. Faf Du Plessis recently featured in the Indian Premier League 2021 where he was 2nd highest run getter of the tournament.
Faf contributed largely in Chennai’s title win with 633 runs in 16 games at an average of 45 and a strike rate of 138.