Cricket

Proteas duo sign up for Australia's Meteors

2017-08-29 11:24
Dane van Niekerk (Gallo)

Cape Town - Proteas women skipper Dane van Niekerk and No 1 ODI bowler Marizanne Kapp have signed for the Meteors in Australia's Women's National Cricket League.

According to the Cricket Australia website, the Meteors based in Canberra signed the Proteas pair among just three overseas players in their 14-player squad for this year's domestic 50-over competition.

Van Niekerk and Kapp have both appeared in the two editions of the Women's Big Bash League to date and helped Sydney Sixers to the WBBL|02 title. However, their involvement in the upcoming Big Bash season is yet to be confirmed.

Van Niekerk led from the front at the ICC Women's World Cup in July when she finished as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament taking 15 wickets.

The skipper averaged 10 runs per wicket and her best haul was the incredible four wickets for zero runs against West Indies during the group stages.

It was one of three four-wicket hauls for Van Niekerk, who also contributed 99 runs with the bat.

World No 1 bowler Kapp finished second in the wicket-taking tally taking 13 wickets in her seven games.

The South African pair were also named in the ICC Women's World Cup XI squad despite the Proteas failing to progress to the final after their semi-final loss to eventual winners England.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.