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Top Ten Test-ODI-T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of South Africa Cricket Team

by on December 31, 2010
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Top Ten Test Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of South Africa Cricket Team  

South Africa’s Test match batsmen are in their full swing. With skilled batting techniques, they are still on track to make new records in Test cricket. This team has some of the most reliable and competent test match openers and middle order batsmen. Thetarget set by South African openers and middle order batsmen in a test match is not easy to chase by opponents. The recent top class score of AB de Villiers is one of the examples of their unbeatable talent.  With 278(not out) runs in a Test match, he is leading the race of the top ten openers and middle order test match batsmen of South Africa.

Batsman

Runs Year
AB de Villiers 278* 20 Nov 2010
Graeme Smith 277 24 Jul 2003
Drayll Cullinan 275* 27 Feb 1999
Gary Kirsten 275 26 Dec 1999
Graeme Pollock 274 5 Feb 1970
Graeme Smith 259 31 Jul 2003
Jackie McGlew 255* 6 Mar 1953
Hashim Amla 253* 6 Feb 2010
Eric Rowan 236 26 Jul 1951
Graeme Smith 232 29 Feb 2008

 

Top Ten ODI Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of South Africa Cricket Team  

South African batsmen are known as the best high target chasers. Whenever an opposing team set a high target for them to chase, you will notice a spark and unbeatable power in the openers and middle order batsmen of South Africa. Their batsmen have an untiring and inspiring stamina and motivation to play outstanding ODI matches. Gary Kirsten is one of the best batsmen of South Africa who has achieved a 188(not out) score in an ODI match to grab first place amongst the batsmen of South Africa. Here is the list of all top ten openers and middle order batsmen of South Africa.

Batsman Runs Year
Gary Kirsten 188* 16 Feb 1996
Herchelles Gibbs 175 12 Mar 2006
DJ Callaghan 169* 11 Dec 1994
DJ Hudson 161 5 Mar 1996
HH Gibbs 153 3 Oct 2002
Mark Boucher 147* 20 Sep 2006
AB de Villiers 146 10 Apr 2007
HH Gibbs 143 16 Feb 2003
GC Smith 141 27 Sep 2009
Hashim Amla 140 9 Nov 2008

 

Top Ten T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of South Africa Cricket Team

South African Twenty 20 team has always performed outstanding in Twenty 20 matches. Openers and middle order batsmen of South Africa are enthusiastic and confident. Their batting performance is magical to set high targets for opposing team. Although none of their openers and middle order batsmen have made century, they still have decent batting scores. Jean-Paul Duminy is one of the finest international batsmen of South Africa. He has the highest score in Twenty 20 match format. His best score is 96(not out). A table of top ten Twenty 20 openers and middle order batsmen of South Africa is shown below:

Batsman Runs Year
Jean-Paul Duminy 96* 10 Oct 2010
Loots Bosman 94 15 Nov 2009
Herschelle Gibbs 90* 11 Sep 2007
Graeme Smith 89* 24 Feb 2006
Justin Kemp 89* 19 Sep 2007
Graeme Smith 88 15 Nov 2009
AB de Villiers 79* 7 Jun 2009
Jean-Paul Duminy 78 11 Jan 2009
Jacques Kallis 73 2 May 2010
Graeme Smith 71* 2 Feb 2007

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