In the history of IPL, South African Players like Jacques Kallis earned fat cheques with splendid performances and even after a decade, players like AB De Villiers, Faf Du Plessis, and JP Duminy received due respect from their franchises. A majority of South African players participate in the IPL every year. Here are the South African players who might grab the attention in the IPL auctions this year.
- Dale Steyn
He was one of the faded players in the international cricket but still makes his mark in the IPL. He seems to bounce back in the IPL after a long gap in the cricket due to injury woes. He made splendid performances in the previous seasons with a negotiable economy rate of 6.72 from 90 IPL matches. If the franchises need an overseas player, Steyn will be their first option since he is in a good form and is playing in the Mzansi Super League. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best bowlers during death overs when it comes to T20 format.
- Reeza Hendricks
After a long career in the domestic formats, he made a good start for the South African team with a century against Sri Lanka. He is made for big things and wants to prove himself in the IPL. He already scored two centuries in his T20 career and wants to go for big. He is one of the highest scorers in the ongoing Mzansi Super League and can earn big cheques if any IPL franchise needs an aggressive overseas batsman.
- Rassie Van der Dussen
Rassie might not be a popular T20 player but was a consistent performer in the domestic format of cricket. He made improvements in his performance every time he got the opportunity and did a great work in Global T20 Canada and Caribbean Premier League. He is a part-time leg-spinner and is a consistent middle order batsman. He might compete with hitter Reeza Hendricks for a slot but his show of four consecutive sixes from one over makes him a tough competitor for the former since both of these players come from the same country.