Famous South African Cricketers

Find out more about the greatest South African Cricketers, including AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bela-Bela, South Africa

AB de Villiers, also known as “Mr. 360” and “Superman,” has captained the South African cricket team in Tests, ODIs, and T20s. Named the ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice, the Wisden "cricketer of the decade" is a devout Christian, has written an autobiography, and released a pop album.

 2 Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
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 3 Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pinelands, Cape Town

 4 Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phalaborwa

 5 Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lahore

 6 Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pretoria

 7 Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg
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 8 Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Gauteng

The first six-time CSA award winner, South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada also became the eighth Proteas bowler to take 200 Test wickets, beating the likes of Allan Donald. He has, however, often been seen breaking ICC rules on the field and was also in trouble once for shouldering Steven Smith.

 9 Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 10 Allan Donald

Allan Donald
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein

 11 Hansie Cronje

Hansie Cronje.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: June 1, 2002

Hansie Cronje was a South African international cricketer. He captained the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. In 2000, he was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal and banned from the sport for life. He died in a plane crash in 2002. It was rumored that he was murdered on the orders of a cricket betting syndicate.

 12 Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa

 13 Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Elizabeth

 14 Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East London

 15 Morné Morkel

Morné Morkel
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vereeniging

 16 JP Duminy

JP Duminy
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cape Town

 17 Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 18 Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

 19 Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs
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Famous As: Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association football player
Birthdate: February 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Point, Cape Town

 20 Lance Klusener

Lance Klusener
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Durban

 21 Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: King William's Town

 22 Wayne Parnell

Wayne Parnell
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Elizabeth

 23 Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vereeniging

 24 Kepler Wessels

Kepler Wessels
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloemfontein

 25 Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellville

 26 Graeme Pollock

Graeme Pollock
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Durban

 27 Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cape Town

 28 Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Welkom

 29 Farhaan Behardien

Farhaan Behardien
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 30 Ahmed Amla

Ahmed Amla
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Durban

 31 Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton
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Famous As: Rugby union player, Cricketer
Birthdate: November 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Africa

 32 David Miller

David Miller
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 33 Fanie de Villiers

Fanie de Villiers
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vereeniging

 34 Nick Mallett

Nick Mallett
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Famous As: Rugby union player, Cricketer
Birthdate: October 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haileybury and Imperial Service College

 35 Norman Gordon

Norman Gordon
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boksburg
Died: September 2, 2014

 36 Paul Harris

Paul Harris
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Famous As: Cricket Bowler
Birthdate: November 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salisbury, Rhodesia

 37 Jackie McGlew

Jackie McGlew
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Died: June 8, 1998