South African cricketer Dane van Niekerk could soon say goodbye to international cricket. However, the South African Cricket Board has not issued an official statement on the matter. Dane von Niekerk was the captain of South Africa for a long time. Recently, Dane von Niekerk was not included in the T20 Women’s World Cup squad. She played her last cap for South Africa on September 19, 2021.
Now, the versatile South African Marijne Kapp recalled Dan von Niekerk’s contribution from her official social media account. She retweeted Dan von Niekerk’s tweet, writing: “Kya zamaana tha… Dan von Niekerk is believed to have been dropped from the squad due to an ankle injury.” He had not been part of the team since November 2021. Apart from this, Dan von Niekerk could not get a place in the team due to his poor physical shape. After which, Sun Lis was included in the South African team instead of Dan von Niekerk.
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– Danevn81 (@Danevn811) March 11, 2023
Recently, in the women’s team of the T20 World Cup, Sun Lis got the captaincy of the South African team instead of Dane von Niekerk. Under the captaincy of Sun Lis, the South African team reached the final of the T20 Women’s World Cup for the first time. Actually, South African cricketers have to cover a distance of 2 kilometers in 9.30 minutes to pass the fitness test, but Dane von Niekerk took 18 seconds more than the stipulated time. After which, Dane von Niekerk was not included in the T20 Women’s World Cup squad. Dane von Niekerk represented South Africa in 107 ODIs. Apart from this, she played 86 T20 matches. Dane Von Niekerk scored 2,175 and 1,877 runs in ODI and T20 format respectively.