Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What were the significant milestones in Dane van Niekerk's international cricket career?
Dane van Niekerk, known for her right-handed batting and leg-break bowling, debuted internationally in 2009. Key milestones include becoming the first South African woman to score an international hat-trick in 2013, leading the national team from 2016 to 2021, and setting a record for the most wickets taken by a South African in Women’s World Cup history.
How did Dane van Niekerk contribute to women's cricket off the field?
Off the field, van Niekerk’s marriage to teammate Marizanne Kapp in July 2018 highlighted the camaraderie in women’s cricket. She also broke new ground by joining the Eastern Province cricket team academy, traditionally a men’s team, setting a precedent for gender inclusivity in the sport.
What teams did Dane van Niekerk play for during her cricketing career?
Van Niekerk’s career saw her playing for various teams globally. She started with Northerns and Eastern Province in South Africa, then played for international teams like Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Sixers, Surrey Stars, Oval Invincibles, Adelaide Strikers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers.