Dane van Niekerk is a South African player who plays cricket for the national South African cricket team. Born in Pretoria, Dane is an all-rounder who does a right-hand batting and Leg spin bowler. She is the captain of the South African women cricket team in all three formats of the game Test, One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) since 2016.
Name: Dane van Niekerk
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Legbreak
Jersey Number: #01
Only Test Debut: vs India Women at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014
ODI Debut: vs West Indies Women at Newcastle, Mar 8, 2009
T20I Debut: vs v Sri Lanka Women at Potchefstroom, Feb 11, 2019
Major Teams: Highveld Women, Northerns Women, South Africa Women
Dane van Niekerk made her introduction at 16 years old in March 2009 as a bowling leg-spin, during the World Cup coordinate against the West Indies at Newcastle. In her subsequent match, she took 3/11 as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in Sydney to guarantee the seventh spot in the competition. During that time she has formed into an all-rounder and turned into a T20I opening batter.
In January 2013 she turned into the main South African lady to take a universal cap trap, completing with 5/28 of every an ODI coordinate against the West Indies. A month later she scored her first ODI 50 years with a 55 not out during a World Cup coordinate against Pakistan. She imparted an organization of 128 races to Marizanne Kapp, the most astounding South African association for the sixth wicket.
In January 2014 against Pakistan, van Niekerk took her second ODI five-wicket pull with 5/17. She was the primary South African lady player to accomplish two five-wicket pulls in ODIs. Later that year, confronting Pakistan at the Women’s World T20I, she scored 90 not out in a 163 run whole association with Lizelle Lee, which is the second most elevated individual score in T20I by a South African woman and the second most astounding organization in all ladies’ T20I history.
she scored her first century in February 2019, during the first WODI against Sri Lanka Women and along with that she also became the fourth South African player to complete 2000 runs in Women ODIs. She is also the fourth South African player to achieve 2000 runs and 100 wickets in WODIs.
Date of Birth: May 14, 1993
Age (as of May 2019): 26 Years
Birth Place: Pretoria
Nationality: South Africa
School/College: Centurion High School
Dane van Niekerk Wife: Marizanne Kapp (same sex marriage)
Brother: Gerrit Van Niekerk
Instagram Handle: danevanniekerk
Mother and Father: Names unknown
She is married to her teammate and long-time partner Marizanne Kapp who is also an international cricketer and plays for the South African National cricket team.
In her spare time she likes to play hockey and softball among other sports.