Dane Van Niekerk

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Dane Van Niekerk

Dane van Niekerk is a South African cricketer.

Dane van Niekerk is a South African cricketer. She was born in Cape Town on March 11, 1993 and she has represented South Africa at the international level in all three formats of cricket. Van Niekerk is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. She started playing cricket at the age of 6 and made her debut for Western Province Women's Under-13s during their 2009/10 season against Border Women's Under-13s on February 21, 2010.

She made her international debut in December 2013 against New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval where she scored a double century (204 not out) which helped South Africa win by 8 wickets.In 2015, she became the captain of both limited overs and Test formats for South Africa making her one of only four women to have captained both teams in each format since they were split into separate leagues.Van Niekerk has also played domestic cricket for Northern Transvaal Cricket Union and Easterns.

She is the captain of the South African national team in all three formats.

Van Niekerk is the first woman to have captained the Proteas in both limited overs and Test formats, as well as becoming the third female cricketer after Clare Connor and Belinda Clark to lead her country on a full-time basis.

She is the first woman to have captained the Proteas in both limited overs and Test formats.

She is the first woman to have captained the Proteas in both limited overs and Test formats.

Van Niekerk also became the first player from Cape Town to score a double century in South African domestic cricket when she hit 214 for Western Province against Border during the 2012/13 WNCL season.

During her debut One-Day International match against India, van Niekerk scored an unbeaten century (106 off 100 balls). This was only the second time a South African woman had scored a century on ODI debut.

Van Niekerk plays domestic cricket for Eastern Province and Southern Vipers.

Van Niekerk has played domestic cricket for Eastern Province since 2008, and for Southern Vipers since 2010. She was named the Women's Cricketer of the Year by Cricket South Africa in both 2017 and 2018.

Van Niekerk made her international debut for South Africa in 2007, at the age of 17, playing against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom. Her highest score is an unbeaten 50 against England during the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup.[1] On 3 June 2018, she became the first female cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall Of Fame.[2] Van Niekerk captained South Africa women's cricket team from 2012-2016 and 2017–present.[3][4]

Her international career started in 2007, when she made her debut for South Africa in a One Day International (ODI) against West Indies at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

Her international career started in 2007, when she made her debut for South Africa in a One Day International (ODI) against West Indies at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

She scored 100 runs off just 58 deliveries and shared an opening partnership of 154 with Sunette Loubser before being dismissed by the West Indies' Deandra Dottin.

Van Niekerk also plays cricket for Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), where she is studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree while pursuing her passion as a professional cricketer.

She made her T20I debut in 2010, against Ireland at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

She made her T20I debut in 2010, against Ireland at Providence Stadium, Guyana. She made her international debut in 2007. She is the captain of the South African national team in all three formats. Van Niekerk is also a member of the South African cricket team which will play Australia in a three match test series and five ODI's.

On 22 January 2018, Van Niekerk scored an unbeaten 141 off just 51 balls in a T20I against the West Indies at Cape Town Cricket Club Ground, Cape Town.

On 22 January 2018, Van Niekerk scored an unbeaten 141 off just 51 balls in a T20I against the West Indies at Cape Town Cricket Club Ground, Cape Town. She became the first woman to score an unbeaten century in T20I cricket and also scored her side's fastest century by any player in women's T20I cricket. In doing so, she surpassed Meg Lanning's record of 89 off 46 balls set in 2016. Her innings was also the fourth fastest century in T20Is behind New Zealand opener Martin Guptill , South Africa opener Quinton de Kock (58) and India opener Rohit Sharma .

The highest individual score by a batswoman is Charlotte Edwards' 158 not out for England against Denmark in 2005 at Kingsmead, Durban

This score was the fastest century by South African in women's T20I cricket and the fourth fastest overall. The innings included 14 sixes which is also the record for most sixes hit by one batter in a Women's T20I innings.

This score was the fastest century by a South African in women's T20I cricket and the fourth fastest overall. The innings included 14 sixes which is also the record for most sixes hit by one batter in a Women's T20I innings. This knock was also the highest score ever made by a woman cricketer at this level with the century coming off 44 balls and included 16 fours.

This knock came off just 44 balls, including 16 fours and 6 sixes to help South Africa beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in their third game of ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2018 played at Sophia Gardens Cardiff on Sunday

In October 2018, she was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament.

In October 2018, she was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament.

Van Niekerk is a right-handed middle-order batsman and right arm off break bowler. She is the captain of the South African national team in all three formats and was appointed to this role after Mignon du Preez stepped down from her position prior to the 2017–18 season. Van Niekerk became only the second player after Lynsey Askew (2005) to be appointed as captain for both limited overs and Test formats simultaneously by Cricket South Africa (CSA).

In February 2020, Dane van Niekerk became the first bowler to take 50 wickets for Southern Vipers in Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL).

  • Dane Van Niekerk became the first bowler to take 50 wickets for Southern Vipers in Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL).

  • Van Niekerk is also the captain of the South African national team in all three formats.

  • She was named Wisden's Leading Woman Cricketer in Africa and has been ranked as one of the top five women bowlers in world cricket by ESPNcricinfo.

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Dane van Niekerk was named the ODI player of the year at Cricket South Africa's annual awards ceremony in July 2017. She has also been nominated for ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of The Year 2018 Award, and won the award for the same category in 2016.