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Former South Africa skipper and all-rounder Dané van Niekerk, is ready to announce her retirement from worldwide cricket, as per studies. The situation just isn’t formally recognized to Cricket South Africa (CSA) as they plan to disclose the nationwide ladies’s contracts later this month. An official assertion is but to be launched by the participant and CSA on the previous’s retirement from worldwide cricket.
Notably, the long-time common skipper was dropped from the Proteas’ squad for the just lately concluded T20 World Cup. She final featured in a world recreation in opposition to West Indies in an ODI match on September 19 in 2021.
South Africa Girls’s premier all-rounder and spouse of the previous Proteas skipper, Marizanne Kapp Took to her official social media deal with to pay tribute on her companion’s retirement. Dané van Niekerk too retweeted the submit and captioned- “What an period”.
Dané van Niekerk failed to satisfy health requirements previous to T20 World Cup
The spin bowling all-rounder was largely confined to the sidelines owing to a damaged ankle she endured in November 2021. Nonetheless, upon her return, she failed to satisfy the nationwide crew’s health necessities and was dropped from the World Cup squad. The nationwide crew changed her with Suné Luus, who captained the facet to their maiden World Cup ultimate. The health requirements require South Africa’s feminine cricketers to run 2-kilometres in 9 minutes and 30 seconds, by which, van Niekerk fell wanting the cut-off time by 18 seconds.
Later, she served as a commentator throughout the marquee occasion and is now part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad within the ongoing Girls’s Premier League (WPL). The Bangalore-based franchise acquired her companies for her base value of INR 30 lakhs on the public sale held in December.
Van Niekerk performed 107 ODIs for South Africa, aggregating 2175 runs and racking up 138 wickets. She featured in 86 T20I video games, amassing 1877 runs at a strike charge of 94.94 and gathering 65 wickets at an economic system of 5.45. She performed her solely Check in opposition to India in 2014 in Mysore, by which she picked up a solitary wicket.
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