CSA T20 Knockout Update: Limpopo Impalas Lead The Pack

CSA T20 Knockout Update: Limpopo Impalas Lead The Pack

JOHANNESBURG: As the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 Knockout competition continues to unfold, Limpopo Impalas are the current frontrunners, leading this season’s edition with 14 points.

With four matches under their belt, including three wins and one no result, Impalas have remained unbeaten in the competition.

Hot on their heels, the ITEC Knights stand just one point behind, with three wins and one loss.

The competition remains fierce as Northern Cape Heat follows closely with nine points, securing two wins and enduring two losses thus far.

Next in the standings is Eastern Storm with two wins and three losses, followed by Eastern Cape Iinyathi and Mpumalanga Rhinos with eight and six points, respectively.

Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers find themselves at the bottom of the log, yet to secure a win.

Impalas coach, Gordon Parsons, commented on the team getting off to a good start;

“Our approach for the T20KO has been clear; we understand the urgency of securing points early on in the competition, as playing catch up with few games can be extremely challenging.

“I believe the difference this season lies in our collective accountability and strategic planning. We’ve ensured that each player understands their role within the team, providing them with clear plans and responsibilities, along with the necessary support to execute them effectively.”

The team narrowly lost out of a CSA 4-Day Series final spot, a learning curve for Parson’s charges;

“While the loss in the four-day final was a bitter disappointment, it was also a pivotal learning experience for us as a team. We emerged from that extraordinary game of cricket with invaluable lessons, both collectively and individually, which contributed to our growth and maturity.

“This shifted our mindset, from simply being a side to beat to contenders for top honours, reflecting the evolving belief within the team. We are determined to continue challenging for success, regardless of the obstacles we may encounter,” said Parsons.

Individual performances have also played a key role in the different teams, with Jacques Snyman from the Knights being the leading run-scorer, amassing 192 runs in four matches. Following closely is Kabelo Sekhukhune from the Storm, with 187 runs in five matches.

On the bowling front, Impala’s Don Radebe and Johan van Dyk of the Heat lead the charge, both with an impressive tally of 11 wickets each. Van Dyk’s performance saw him recording best bowling figures in an innings so far with 5/21 against the Rhinos.

As the competition intensifies, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the unfolding action and the emergence of new heroes on the field.



Sunday, 24 March 2024 – 13h00

Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Northern Cape Heat – Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, East London

Eastern Storm vs Limpopo Impalas – Willowmoore Park, Benoni

Mpumalanga Rhinos vs ITEC Knights – Uplands College, White River

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 – 13h00

Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Mpumalanga Rhinos – Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, East London

Northern Cape Heat vs ITEC Knights – Kimberley Oval, Kimberley

Limpopo Impalas vs Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers – Polokwane Cricket Club, Polokwane

Wednesday, 03 April 2024 – 13h00 – Semifinal 1

Thursday, 04 April 2024 – 13h00 – Semifinal 2

Sunday, 07 April 2024 – 13h00 – Final


Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications


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