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Mignon Du Preez (South African Cricketer) Husband, Age, Records, Photos, Birthday, and More

By Saina Fatima

Mignon du Preez

Mignon du Preez is a South African cricketer who started playing at the age of 4. Her brother was playing in a Mini Cricket tournament and father was the coach of his brother’s Under-7 team. She replaced one of the unavailable guys in the team and became ‘Best Batswoman of the Day’. She then will in love with this sport.

Mignon believes the talent was given by God and she is using it to best of her abilities. The right-handed batsman made her debut for the South Africa national women’s cricket team in January 2007 when she was seventeen. Du Preez was women’s team captain in all 3 forms of cricket Test, ODI and Twenty20 from 2007 to 2018. She was appointed to the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season in the Melbourne Stars team in November 2018.

Source: Facebook

Role: Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’4.17″ inches
163 cm

Weight (approx.): NA

Eye Colour: NA

Hair Colour: blonde

Source: ESPN

Personal Life

Date of Birth: June 13, 1989

Age (as on July 2019): 30 years 1 month

Birth Place: Pretoria

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Nationality: South African

School: Hoërskool Zwartkop

College: University of Pretoria

Educational Qualifications: Masters degree

with Husband.

Family

Father: NA

Mother: NA

Brother: Jacques du Preez

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christian

Address: Pretoria, South Africa

Cricket Career

International Debut

Test: India Women v South Africa Women at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014

ODI: South Africa Women v Pakistan Women at Pretoria, Jan 22, 2007

T20I: New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 10, 2007

Jersey Number: 22

Major Teams:  Northerns Women, South Africa Women

Records

  • She became Captain of the Momentum Proteas in 2011.
  • She is the South African player with most matches as captain in both ODI.
  • She is also South Africa’s highest run-scorer in Twenty20.
  • She is the second-highest in ODI.

Preferences

Hobbies:

Favourite Cricketers: Mithali Raj

Favourite Food: Braaivleis

Favourite Band: Hillsong Worship and Bethel Music

Favourite Holiday Destination: Thailand

Boyfriend, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Spouse: Tony van der Merwe

Marriage Date: 5 December 2015

Children: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • First women to score 1000 career runs in T20I during a match against England.
  • She became the first woman for South Africa to play in 100 ODI matches.

Controversies

NA

Lesser Known Facts

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