Famous Cricket Players from South Africa

Updated June 14, 2019 59.6k views 689 items

List of famous cricket players from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. South Africa has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best South African cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Africa and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from South Africa then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples include Bob Newson and Brenden Fourie.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South African cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented South African cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Aaron Phangiso Age: 35
Aaron Mpho Phangiso is a South African cricketer who plays for Highveld Lions. He is a slow left arm orthodox bowler. He made his international debut for South Africa on 23 December 2012 in a ...more
Age: 35
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984), commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a South African former international cricketer. He played for Titans in South African domestic cricket ...more
Abe Bailey Dec. at 76 (1864-1940)
Sir Abraham Bailey, 1st Baronet (6 November 1864, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa – 10 August 1940, Muizenberg, South Africa), known as Abe Bailey, was a South African diamond tycoon, ...more
Age: 46
Adam Marc Bacher (born 29 October 1973 in Johannesburg) is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is the nephew of former South African ...more
Age: 59
Adrian Victor "Adi" Birrell (born 8 December 1960) in Grahamstown, Cape Province is a South African cricket coach and former first class cricketer. A leg break bowler, Birrell took 75 ...more
Adrian Dale Age: 51
Adrian Dale (born 24 October 1968) is a former South African cricketer, right-handed batsman, and right-arm medium-pace bowler who scored over 12,500 first-class runs and took over 200 ...more
Adrian Kuiper Age: 60
Adrian Paul Kuiper (born 24 August 1959 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa) is a former South African cricketer who played in one international Test match and twenty five ODIs from 1991 to ...more
Adrian McLaren Age: 39
Adrian Peter McLaren (born 21 April 1980 in Kimberley, Northern Cape) is a South African first class cricketer who plays for Griqualand West. A right-handed batsman, McLaren was the second ...more
Age: 40
Ahmad Muhammad Amla (born 15 September 1979) is a South African former cricketer. He played domestic cricket for the Dolphins. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut as a teenager ...more
Alan Barrow Age: 64
Alan Barrow (born 23 January 1955 in Umtata, Cape Province) is a South African former first class cricketer. He was the second player in List A history to score a double hundred.
Alan Dawson Age: 50
Alan Charles Dawson (born 27 November 1969 in Cape Town, Cape Province) is a South African cricketer who played two Tests and 19 One Day Internationals for South Africa as a seam bowler. His ...more
Alan Kourie Age: 68
Alan John Kourie (born 30 July 1951 in Johannesburg) is a former South African first class cricketer, who played for Transvaal, from 1970/71 to 1988/89. Educated at Jeppe Boys High, he played ...more
Alan Melville Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)
Alan Melville (19 May 1910 – 18 April 1983) was a South African cricketer who played in 11 Tests from 1938 to 1949. He was born in Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa and died at Sabie,
Albert Powell Dec. at 75 (1873-1948)
Albert "Bertie" William Powell (18 July 1873 – 11 September 1948) was a South African sportsman who played both international cricket and rugby union for South Africa. Powell was born ...more
Albert Rose-Innes Dec. at 78 (1868-1946)
Albert Rose-Innes (16 February 1868 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa – 22 November 1946 in East London, South Africa), was a South African cricketer. His first-class cricket career began at the ...more
Age: 40
Albert van der Merwe (born 1 June 1979) is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who played international cricket for ...more
Age: 38
Johannes Albertus Morkel (born 10 June 1981), better known as Albie Morkel, is a former South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. He was ...more
Age: 30
Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee (born 11 September 1989) is a former Namibian-born Dutch first-class cricketer.
Alf Hall Dec. at 68 (1896-1964)
Alfred Ewart Hall (23 January 1896 in Bolton, Lancashire, England – 1 January 1964 in The Hill, South Africa) was a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1923 to 1931. Alf ...more
Age: 42
Alfonso Clive Thomas (born 9 February 1977) is a South African former professional cricketer. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler and a big hitting lower-order batsman. Playing in South African ...more
Alfred Cooper Dec. at 70 (1893-1963)
Alfred Henry Cecil Cooper (2 September 1893 – 18 July 1963) was a South African cricketer who played a single Test match for the South African national side during the 1913–14 season. ...more
Alfred Evans Dec. at 60 (1884-1944)
Sir Alfred Englefield Evans (30 January 1884 – 29 December 1944) was an English Royal Navy officer and first-class cricketer. Evans was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. ...more
Alfred Richards Dec. at 37 (1867-1904)
Alfred Renfrew Richards (14 December 1867 – 9 January 1904), was a South African sportsman who represented his country at Test cricket and rugby union. He was capped three times for South Africa ...more
Ali Bacher Age: 77
Aron "Ali" Bacher (born 24 May 1942) is a former South African Test cricket captain and an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa.
Alistair Gray Age: 37
You may be looking for the Scottish writer Alasdair GrayAlistair John Alec Gray (born 8 July 1982, in Johannesburg) is a South African first-class cricketer for the Cape Cobras. He is a ...more