Van Niekerk dropped for Girls’s T20 World Cup 2023, Sune Luus to captain

Dane van Niekerk, South African captain, has not made the lower for the T20 World Cup subsequent month. Van Niekerk, who has not performed worldwide cricket since September 2021, didn’t meet Cricket South Africa’s health necessities and has been excluded on these grounds. Sune Luus will captain the squad on the match which begins subsequent month.

Luus has been main the facet in van Niekerk’s absence, together with within the ongoing tri-series at house, involving India and West Indies. South Africa will play the ultimate on February 2 in opposition to India in East London after ending second on the factors desk between the 2 visiting sides.

“Dane was given an intensive alternative to fulfill the minimal standards for the health benchmark,” Clinton du Preez, girls’s choice convener stated on Tuesday. “She lately did one other health take a look at and didn’t meet the minimal standards and that is why she has missed out.

“Dane didn’t meet the minimal requirement for the 2-kilometre time trial. The administration assisted her into making an attempt to get there however she didn’t meet the minimal requirement. The talent set of Dane as a cricketer will at all times be missed on the cricket subject. Now we have reminded her of that. We additionally recognize the hassle she tried to place into assembly the health degree.”

ESPNcricinfo has learnt that the requirement for the 2-kilometre mark is 9.30, and van Niekerk was over by 18 seconds.

“It is about remaining according to our choices,” du Preez additional stated. “Many different gamers have gone down this route. Everybody is kind of acquainted with the scenario and what’s required. In December, we set it out clearly with the place she must be.”

Moreeng had stated on the time that van Niekerk had been a part of the workforce camp earlier than the tri-series and had educated with them as effectively. Van Niekerk had misplaced 10kg at the moment since final 12 months’s Hundred and had met all her markers besides the 2km time trial.

Final 12 months, van Niekerk’s team-mate Lizelle Lee was additionally dropped from the nationwide workforce after failing her physique composition take a look at when her weight was deemed over the usual set for her. Lee retired after that and stated how she felt victimised and body-shamed on the time, in addition to questioned why the usual was no more individualised.

South Africa will kick-off the World Cup at house in a Group A fixture in opposition to Sri Lanka in Cape City on February 10. Group A additionally has Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh whereas Group B will function England, India, Eire, Pakistan and West Indies.

South Africa Girls squad for T20 World Cup: Sune Luus (capt), Chloe Tryon (vice-capt), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Delmi Tucker, Annerie Dercksen. Non-traveling reserves: Micaéla Andrews, Tebogo Macheke, Tumi Sekhukhune

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