Injured skipper Dané van Niekerk out of World Cup

by | Jan 14, 2022

Momentum Proteas captain Dané van Niekerk says she is devastated after fracturing her ankle which puts her out of action for the next three months, which includes missing the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. 

In a heartfelt message on social media, van Niekerk posted: 

“Broken. Devastated. Sad. Angry. You name it, I feel it. 4 years of working to one goal and to miss out so close to the WC is still unreal. I love playing for my country, but love to lead this amazing bunch of players even more!”

Despite her disappointment at missing out, van Niekerk backs her team to make South Africa proud.

“However, we have a team thats been performing incredibly well and has made myself and the country so proud and I wholeheartedly believe the team will continue to do just that!”

The inspirational leader has called on the nation to get behind the Momentum Proteas.

“I will always be the team’s no.1 fan and will be watching every game with so much pride and love. Bring that cup home team. Its yOUR time! ❤ South Africa lets get behind them! #AlwaysRising”


Photo 1 Caption: Momentum Proteas skipper Dané van Niekerk is out of the ICC Women’s World Cup after an ankle injury sidelines the inspirational captain from country duty in New Zealand. Photo: Dané van Niekerk (Instagram)


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