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Mignon du Preez
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Mignon du Preez

South Africa|Top order batter
Mignon du Preez

INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2021

Full Name

Mignon du Preez

Born

June 13, 1989, Pretoria

Age

32y 0d

Also Known As

Mignon van der Merwe

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Top order batter

TEAMS

Scoring a double-century in a 40-over game is impressive by anyone's standards, but when a 12-year-old schoolgirl does it, people sit up and take notice. Step forward Mignon du Preez, who hit 16 sixes and 25 fours in an innings of 258, with a strike rate of over 200, in a provincial Under-13 match between Gauteng and North Gauteng.

Five years later she broke into the South African national side as a replacement for injured captain Shandre Fritz. She took her chance, scoring an unbeaten 55 from 69 in the washed-out fifth ODI against Pakistan in January 2007, and followed that up by sharing a South African record partnership of 224 (the fourth-highest of all time) with Johmari Logtenberg against Netherlands.

Having established herself as a reliable top-order batsman for South Africa, du Preez was entrusted with the captaincy in 2011 and went on to lead the side in 46 ODIs, 50 T20Is and one Test match. Under her captaincy, South Africa reached their first Women's World T20 semi-final in 2014 and achieved their first ODI series wins in India and Bangladesh.

Du Preez stepped down from the captaincy in June 2016, expressing a desire to focus more on her batting.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WTEST12011910259.5030439.141018000
WODI137127223443116*32.79514566.912163396350
WT20I108991817506921.601735100.860717320250
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WTEST11650---5.00-000
WODI1374293111/91/931.006.4129.00000
WT20I108218240---8.00-000
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Photos


India and South Africa players greet each other after the match
Mignon du Preez patrols the outfield
Meg Lanning and Mignon du Preez made half-centuries
Mignon du Preez struck the ball sweetly
Mignon du Preez struck a half-century in the Stars' chase
Mignon du Preez in action during the women's T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia