Famous Cricket Players from South Africa

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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 "AB" de Villiers is a South African cricketer, who captains the South African One Day International team, having succeeded Graeme Smith after the 2011 Cricket World ...more
Abe Bailey Dec. at 76 (1864-1940)
Sir Abraham "Abe" Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG, was a South African diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer.
age 46
Adam Marc Bacher 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 captain and cricket chief Ali Bacher.
age 59
Adrian Victor "Adi" Birrell in Grahamstown, Cape Province is a former South African first class cricketer and Irish cricket coach. A leg break bowler, Birrell took 75 wickets at 30.16 ...more
Adrian Dale age 51
Adrian Dale 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 first-class wickets. He played ...more
Adrian Kuiper age 60
Adrian Paul Kuiper is a former South African cricketer who played in one international Test match and twenty five ODIs from 1991 to 1996. Kuiper was a middle order batsman and medium paced ...more
Adrian McLaren age 39
Adrian Peter McLaren is a South African first class cricketer who plays for Griqualand West. A right-handed batsman, McLaren was the second highest runs scorer in the SAA Provincial Challenge ...more
age 40
Ahmed Mahomed Amla is a South African cricketer who played domestic cricket for the Dolphins. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut as a teenager in 1997/98. His brother, Hashim ...more
Alan Barrow age 64
Alan Barrow is a former South African first class cricketer. He was the first player in List A history to score a double hundred.
Alan Dawson age 50
Alan Charles Dawson is a South African cricketer who played two Tests and 19 One Day Internationals for South Africa as a seam bowler. His international career lasted from 1998 to 2004, yielding ...more
Alan Kourie age 68
Alan John Kourie 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 for Transvaal in the Nuffield week, ...more
Alan Melville Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)
Alan Melville 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, Transvaal.
Albert Powell Dec. at 75 (1873-1948)
Albert "Bertie" William Powell was a South African sportsman who played both international cricket and rugby union for South Africa. Powell was born in Kimberley, Cape Province in ...more
Albert Rose-Innes Dec. at 78 (1868-1946)
Albert Rose-Innes - was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 16 February 1868 and died in East London, South Africa on 22 November 1946, aged 78. His first-class cricket career began at the ...more
age 40
Albert van der Merwe is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who currently plays international cricket for Ireland and ...more
age 38
Johannes Albertus Morkel, better known as Albie Morkel, is a South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. He was ear marked as the new ...more
age 30
Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee is a Namibian-born Dutch cricketer. Kervezee rose rapidly and smartly through age-group cricket in the Netherlands, and in late July 2005, aged only 15, he made his ...more
Alf Hall Dec. at 68 (1896-1964)
Alfred Ewart Hall was a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1923 to 1931. His appearances in first class cricket were limited by his movement between South Africa and his ...more
age 42
Alfonso Clive Thomas is a South African cricketer who has represented his country in one Twenty20 International. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler and a big hitting lower-order batsman. ...more
Alfred Cooper Dec. at 70 (1893-1963)
Alfred Henry Cecil Cooper was a South African cricketer who played a single Test match for the South African national side during the 1913–14 season. Domestically, he played for Transvaal from ...more
Alfred Evans Dec. at 60 (1884-1944)
Sir Alfred Englefield Evans, KBE, CB was an English cricketer and officer of the Royal Navy. Evans was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He rose to the rank of ...more
Alfred Richards Dec. at 37 (1867-1904)
Alfred Renfrew Richards, was a South African sportsman who represented his country at Test cricket and rugby union. He was capped three times for South Africa in rugby, including captaining them ...more
Ali Bacher age 77
Aron "Ali" Bacher is a former South African Test cricketer and an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa.
Alistair Gray age 37
Alistair John Alec Gray is a South African first-class cricketer for the Cape Cobras. He is a right-handed opening batsman as well as a right arm leg spin bowler. He made his first-class debut ...more