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Dane van Niekerk
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Dane van Niekerk

South Africa|Allrounder
Dane van Niekerk

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021

Full Name

Dane van Niekerk

Born

May 14, 1993, Pretoria

Age

28y 162d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Centurion High School

relations

(wife)

TEAMS

A leg-spinning all-rounder who turns the ball prodigiously, Dane van Niekerk made her international debut for South Africa at the 2009 World Cup in Australia, playing in South Africa's loss to the West Indies in the group stages, and then taking 3 for 11 as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in the 7th place play-off later in the tournament.

In 2013 she took a hat-trick on her way to figures of 5 for 28 against the West Indies in St. Kitts; and also that year scored her first international half-century against Pakistan.

A year later, at the Women's World T20 in Bangladesh in 2014, against Pakistan, she shared the highest ever undefeated partnership in women's international T20 history - an unbroken opening-wicket stand of 163 with Lizelle Lee.

Drafted by the Melbourne Renegades for the inaugural Women's Big Bash League, she scored 267 runs in the tournament at a Strike Rate of 99, and took 9 wickets with a best of 4 for 20.

Internationally, by 2015 she had arguably become South Africa's most important player, having taken 129 international wickets and scored 1899 international runs, up to and including the 2016 Women's World T20. So when long-standing Women Proteas skipper Mignon du Preez decided to step-down from the role after that tournament, van Niekerk was the obvious candidate to succeed her, and she was officially appointed South African captain in June 2016. Syd Egan

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WTEST120221511.006633.33004000
WODI1078424217510236.25329166.081921422560
WT20I867710187790*28.01197794.9401019731250
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WTEST112229011/901/9090.002.43222.00000
WODI107103457826421385/175/1719.143.4633.10620
WT20I868215001363654/174/1720.965.4523.00100
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Photos


Anisa Mohammed and Dane van Niekerk shared the T20I trophy
Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk and Shabnim Ismail celebrate their title
Oval Invincibles pose with the trophy
Dane van Niekerk gets a hug from Sarah Bryce
Tash Farrant and Dane van Niekerk exchange high fives
Dane van Niekerk plays to the leg side