Dolphins, Sydney Thunder, Trinbago Knight Riders, South Africa A, Lahore Qalandars, Leicestershire, Dhaka Dynamites, Kolkata Knight Riders, Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Paktia Panthers, Paarl Rocks, Chittagong Vikings, Pakhtoons, Islamabad United, Essex, St Lucia Zouks, Rangpur Rangers, Karachi Kings
Cameron Delport is a doughty Protea batsman, born with the pizzazz to brace the shorter formats. After rising to top-level cricket through the grind of state-level domestic cricket, he was showed himself to be a natural in the T20 format and made it to the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team squad for the Africa T20 Cup in 2015. Delport has also played in Australia’s franchise-based T20 tournament, the BBL, for the Sydney Thunder; and in the Caribbean Premier League. He shot into the limelight during the 2014 Champions’ League T20 when he scored an unprecedented cameo, a 9-ball 34, for Dolphins in a losing cause against the Chennai Super Kings during a chase. It further added to his stock value for global franchises that he ended an international T20 league with a strike-rate of 280. In his travels to play T20 cricket around the world, he was also a part of the inaugural PSL, playing for the Lahore franchise, and finally, he was signed by Leicestershire in 2016 for a county stint as well as a shot in the T20 Blast. The southpaw plays for Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League. He was the second highest run-getter for his team in its inaugural edition scoring 197 runs in five innings at a stunning strike-rate of 168.37. Delport has been a cameo specialist for a considerable period of time, but to truly establish himself in the international fold, which he is on the cusp of, he needs to churn out bigger scores and use the weight of runs to force his way into the national side, given that cameo-specialists aren’t exactly difficult to find now, even in pinch-hitting bowlers.