Heinrich Klaasen’s 185 runs in this year’s Africa T20 Cup was a group-stage record.
We unfortunately won’t see any more of the wicketkeeper-batsman as his Northerns side were surprisingly dumped out by Northern Cape, but that was in no way Klaassen’s fault, as his 185 runs across the three matches were the most amount of runs scored in the pool stages of the tournament’s young history.
Expect to see plenty more of the 25-year-old star, as he will hope to make even more of an impact with the Titans this season. He bagged the third- and fourth- highest scores of the tournament so far at an incredible average of 92.50 and an even more remarkable strike rate of 169.72. He faced just 109 balls for his 185 runs.
He won’t be able to surpass Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s 218 runs from last year’s edition, but he could well finish at the top of the charts come the end of this event, despite not being able to play any further part.
Northern Cape joined North West and Zimbabwe in the semi-finals. Every side has arguably defied the odds to reach this stage.
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