Dané van Niekerk Appointed as Sunrisers Captain

Sunrisers Cricket announces a leadership change. Kelly Castle has stepped down as Captain, and Dané van Niekerk has taken over with immediate effect. Photo: Sunrisers Cricket

Sunrisers Cricket announces a leadership change. Kelly Castle has stepped down as Captain, and Dané van Niekerk has taken over with immediate effect. This move aims to drive further progress and development with an experienced on-field leader.

Van Niekerk, a former South African Captain, brings vast experience and influence to her new role, making her one of cricket’s most respected leaders. Sunrisers expects her leadership skills to elevate the team’s performance to new heights.

She has been with the Sunrisers team for over two months now, since signing a contract back in March 2023.

Head Coach Andy Tennant extends sincere thanks to Castle for her exceptional contribution as Sunrisers’ Captain, inspiring young cricketers with integrity and expertise. Tennant emphasizes van Niekerk’s outstanding reputation and happiness to have her on board.

Reflecting on her time as Captain, Kelly Castle expresses gratitude for leading the team and acknowledges player growth on and off the field. She pledges continued support in any capacity as a player and individual.

Sunrisers expresses heartfelt gratitude to Castle for her unwavering commitment since June 2021. The team wishes van Niekerk and the entire squad continued success in their future endeavors.

Photo 1 Caption: Sunrisers Cricket announces a leadership change. Kelly Castle has stepped down as Captain, and Dané van Niekerk has taken over with immediate effect. Photo: Sunrisers Cricket

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