Dane van Niekerk
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South Africa in focus

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Leading the team in her first Women’s World Cup as captain, Dane van Niekerk will return from injury

Less than one month until the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup and we’ve decided to look at how each team as fared at previous tournaments.

Leading the team in her first Women’s World Cup as captain, Dane van Niekerk will return from injury after missing the recent quadrangular series at home.

The series saw them take on India, Ireland and Zimbabwe with India crowned champions.

South Africa will be heading into their sixth Women’s World Cup with the hope of lifting their first trophy.

South Africa sealed its place in the World Cup after finishing second in the qualifier in Sri Lanka. The team will open their campaign against Pakistan on June 25 in Leicester.

South Africa Squad: Dane van Niekerk (capt), Trisha Chetty (wk), Moseline Daniels, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Raisibe Ntozhake, Mignon du

Preez, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt.

Let’s look at how South Africa has fared at previous tournaments…

Overall
1997-2013
Played 31, Won 11, Lost 19, Tied 0, No result 1
Leading run-scorer: Linda Olivier - 452
Highest score: Marizanne Kapp – 102*
Highest wicket-taker: Alicia Smith - 16
Best Bowling: Dane van Niekerk - 4-18
Most appearances: Magdalena Terblanche - 18
Most appearances as captain: Kim Price - 14

Tournaments by the numbers…

2013
Played 7, Won 2, Lost 5
Winner: Australia
Host: India
South Africa’s leading run-scorer: Marizanne Kapp - 198
South Africa’s highest wicket-taker: Shabnim Ismail -11

2009
Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3
Winner: England
Host: Australia
South Africa’s leading run-scorer: Trisha Chetty - 124
South Africa’s highest wicket-taker: Alicia Smith - 7

2005
Played 6, Won 1, Lost 4, No Result 1
Winner: Australia
Host: South Africa
South Africa’s leading run-scorer: Cri-zelda Brits - 206
South Africa’s highest wicket-taker: Alicia Smith - 9

2000
Played 8, Won 4, Lost 4
Winner: New Zealand
Host: New Zealand
South Africa’s leading run-scorer: Linda Olivier - 228
South Africa’s highest wicket-taker: Helen Davies and Yulandi van der Merwe - 6

1997
Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3
Winner: Australia
Host: India
South Africa’s leading run-scorer: Linda Olivier - 224
South Africa’s highest wicket-taker: Kim Price and Cindy Eksteen - 7

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