Dane van Niekerk

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Dane van Niekerk
Personal information
Full name Dane van Niekerk
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 21)
Pretoria, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg spin
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut 8 March 2009 v West Indies women
Last ODI 17 January 2014 v Pakistan women
ODI shirt no. 81
T20I debut 11 June 2009 v West Indies women
Last T20I 9 September 2014 v Ireland women
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–present Northerns women
Career statistics
Competition WODIs WT20Is
Matches 40 40
Runs scored 509 531
Batting average 26.78 22.12
100s/50s 0/1 0/1
Top score 55* 90*
Balls bowled 1804 663
Wickets 66 30
Bowling average 14.68 19.56
5 wickets in innings 2 0
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/17 3/10
Catches/stumpings 16/0 10/0
Source: Cricinfo, 27 September 2014

Dane van Niekerk (born 14 May 1993) is a South African One Day International and Twenty20 International cricketer.[1] She was born in Pretoria, educated at Centurion High School and, after playing for Highveld Women and Northerns Women, was selected as part of the South Africa national women's cricket team for the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup in Australia. A leg spinner, she made her debut at the tournament at only 15 years of age against the West Indies at Newcastle and on her second match took 3 for 11 as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in Sydney to claim 7th place in the tournament. van Niekerk also represented South Africa at the 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20 and succeeded in making her highest score of 34* against New Zealand during the pool stages.[2]

On 7 January 2013 Dane van Niekerk bowled her first five-wicket haul in One Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies. During this she bowled a hat-trick, dismissing 3 tailenders.[3] She was part of South Africa's 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup squad,[4] where she played 7 matches. On the match against Pakistan she made her highest ODI score of 55* runs. She finished the tournament as South Africa's second highest both run scorer (174 runs) and wicket taker (8 wickets),[5] helping the team to finish 6th place in the tournament.


  1. ^ "Dane van Niekerk player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "South Africa crush Sri Lanka to take seventh spot". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Niekerk guides South Africa Women to comfortable win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 ICC Women's World Cup South Africa squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dane van Niekerk WWC2013 Statistics". Official 2013 ICC Women's World Cup site. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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