Top 5 No. 6 South African Test batsmen of all time
The most successful number 6 batsmen from South Africa in Tests.
Think South African cricket and besides their ability to choke in pressure games, one remembers the horde of talented cricketers that have graced the cricketing field from the nation. Exceptionally talented with great skills, a number of South African Test cricketers have scripted memorable records that will stand the test of time.
Many of these cricketers have batted at the crucial number 6 position- a spot which holds great importance in the Test arena. Not only do players have to possess a sturdy technique, they have to adapt comfortably while batting both with the top-order and the tail.
Here is a look at the top 5 number 6 batsmen from South Africa.
#5 Jock Cameron
Jock Cameron, who made his debut for the Rainbow Nation back in 1927, was primarily a wicket-keeper who played at the number 6 spot for a major part of his career.
The right-hander played 26 Tests for his country, of which he batted in his preferred position of 6 on 17 occasions. He averaged 36.23 in the spot, which is in sharp contrast to his average of fewer than 30 when he was batting higher up the order. With 761 runs in 22 innings, Cameron is South Africa’s fifth most successful player at number 6.
He, unfortunately, died at the age of 30, just two months after he had played his last Test match for South Africa.