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Dane Van Niekerk to lead Proteas Women in World T20
Dane Van Niekerk to lead Proteas Women in World T20

Johannesburg, Jan 16 (TIWN) Leg-spinner Dane Van Niekerk, who has not played a T20I since February 2019, will be leading South Africa in the upcoming Women's World T20 in Australia. The squad consists of 11 players who were part of the last edition of the tournament held in 2018.

At a send-off event held at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium, head coach Hilton Moreeng named 11 players from the 2018 T20 World Cup squad, alongside 4 T20 World Cup debutants.

The Proteas Women open their pool campaign against England Women in Perth, then followed by Thailand Women, Pakistan Women and West Indies Women in the tournament which begins on February 21-March 8.

"It's a group that has the talent, youth, experience and desire to help us win the T20 World Cup," Moreeng said.

"We have assembled a team that we feel can hold their own against anyone in the world and it will be important that we carry that belief into the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. The players we have at our disposal are some of the best and most promising players in women’s cricket globally and we will make sure that we give them the best tools to succeed on this big stage."

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