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The SA20 2024 started on January 10 and will run till February 10 in South Africa.

Featuring six teams, a total of 34 T20 matches will be played over four weeks in the second edition of SA20 - South Africa’s T20 franchise cricket tournament.

Durban’s Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the six teams that are competing for the SA20 2024 title.

Some of the world's leading T20 bowlers including the likes of Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada are participating in the ongoing edition of SA20.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s Roelof van der Merwe and Pretoria Capitals’ Anrich Nortje finished with the most wickets in the inaugural SA20 last season. 

While Roelof van der Merwe picked up 20 wickets in 10 matches, Anrich Nortje achieved the feat in 11 games.

Meanwhile, Durban's Super Giants’ Keemo Paul took the first wicket in SA20 2024. The right-arm medium-pacer Keemo Paul dismissed MI Cape Town’s opening batter Rassie van der Dussen in the second game of the T20 tournament. Earlier, the opening fixture was washed out.

Meanwhile, talented right-arm fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was the first bowler to register a four-wicket haul in SA20 2024. Representing Paarl Royals, Lungi Ngidi recorded match-winning figures of 4/39 against Pretoria Capitals to help his side secure a 10-run victory at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Apart from Lungi Ngidi, the likes of Lizaad Williams, Richard Gleeson, Dwaine Pretorius and Keshav Maharaj are in contention to be the top wicket-taker in the ongoing SA20. Here’s a look at the players with most wickets in SA20 2024.

Most wickets in SA20 2024

Rank

Player

Team

Matches

Wickets

1

Marco Jansen

Sunrisers Eastern Cape 10

20

2

Ottniel Baartman

Sunrisers Eastern Cape 8

18

3

Daniel Worrall

Sunrisers Eastern Cape 11

17

4

Lizaad Williams

Joburg Super Kings 9

15

5

Keshav Maharaj

Durban's Super Giants

13

15

6

Wayne Parnell

Pretoria Capitals

8

14

7

Junior Dala

Durban's Super Giants

5

13

8

Lungi Ngidi

Paarl Royals

9

13

9

Reece Topley

Durban's Super Giants

12

13

10

Noor Ahmad

Durban's Super Giants

6

12

Photo credit: Alamy

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