Dane van Niekerk to play regional cricket in England before Hundred

Dane van Niekerk will certainly play local cricket in England this summer season. The previous South Africa captain, that retired from international cricket previously this month, has actually authorized for Sunrisers on a two-and-a-half-month agreement that will certainly see her play in the Charlotte Edwards Mug as well as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Prize.

Van Niekerk was re-signed by Oval Invincibles in the inaugural ladies’s draft for the Hundred on Thursday night, as well as her manage Sunrisers – the local center based around London as well as the East – indicates she will certainly remain in England for most of the summer season.

She was controversially neglected of South Africa’s team for the current T20 Globe Mug on residence dirt after stopping working to fulfill a two-kilometre time test criteria, having actually had problem with injuries over the previous 3 years, as well as validated her retired life from worldwide cricket recently.

” I’m really delighted to associate my Sunrisers team-mates,” van Niekerk stated. “I expect this brand-new phase as well as adding to the total success of the group. [I am] so thankful for the support as well as can not wait to jump on the area to begin playing.”

Sunrisers have actually been the weakest of the 8 English local groups because the residential system was overhauled in advance of the 2020 period. They have actually just won as soon as in the Charlotte Edwards Mug, the residential T20 competitors, as well as have actually never ever won a video game in the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Prize.

They have a brand-new train for this summer season in Andy Tennant, the previous Scotland worldwide, while Northants’ assistant train Chris Liddle has actually likewise been generated over the winter season to collaborate with the team’s seamers.

” This is a very interesting time for Sunrisers, as well as having the capacity to generate DanĂ© talks quantities of the job that has actually been taking place behind the scenes at this club,” Tennant stated. “All of us understand specifically what DanĂ© can, as well as the experience that she will certainly offer our team of gamers is vital.

” We ensured that the present team understood throughout the entire procedure, as well as Eva [Gray] as well as Mady [Villiers] have actually constantly talked so very of her after investing a lot time with each other throughout the Hundred. She’s both a dazzling gamer as well as a dazzling individual, as well as we can not wait to invite her right into the Sunrisers family members.”

Van Niekerk’s manage Sunrisers runs till completion of July, when she will certainly connect with the Invincibles team in advance of their opening Hundred component on August 2.

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