Dean van Niekerk, who has been the captain of South Africa’s women’s team for a long time, could not make it to the Proteas team for the T20 World Cup.
According to foreign media reports, Dan van Niekerk has not played international cricket since September 2021 and could not make a place in the team for the T20 World Cup due to not passing the fitness test of the South African team.
Soane will lead the Proteas team in place of Dan van Niekerk in the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Dan van Niekerk has been suffering from a long-term ankle injury and was also ruled out of the recent tri-series against the West Indies and India after failing to pass a fitness test.
In the absence of Dan van Niekerk, Soane Las is leading the South African team and in the recent tri-series against West Indies and India, Soane Las is also leading the Proteas team and the final of the tournament is India today. And will be played between South African teams.
Clinton du Preez, South Africa’s women’s cricket selection convener, says that Dan van Niekerk was given a full chance to be selected in the team, but unfortunately, she could not meet the fitness standards, and the selection decision in her team is complete. But it is connected to fitness.
According to cricket website Cricket Info, the fitness standard for a South African women cricketer is to run 2 kilometers in 9.5 minutes and Dan van Niekerk achieved the required target by just 18 seconds.
Remember that South Africa has tightened the fitness standards for players for the past two years and no matter how good you are, if you don’t meet the fitness standards, you will not be selected in the team. Can’t be.