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

Updated on: Jul 25, 2019 6:04 pm IST

  • Mignon Du Preez

    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

     

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    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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