Momentum Proteas Stars to Feature in WBBL Final

by | Nov 26, 2021

Momentum Proteas captain and Adelaide Strikers’ Dané van Niekerk, alongside South African team-mate, Laura Wolvaardt, will face all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp and the Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League final on Saturday, 27 November 2021, in Australia.

Van Niekerk and Kapp will represent South Africa in a second global cup final on the international stage this year, after teaming up with inaugural champions the Oval Invincibles, at the United Kingdom’s historic The Hundred tournament in July. 

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Speaking ahead of the crucial match, van Nierkerk said of the Strikers’ campaign to the tournament knockout: “It’s incredible! 

“We had four losses in the middle of the season, and it was very hard to think that we would make the final. But, the team, I have to give credit to them, as everyone stayed positive.”

The 28-year-old is looking forward to facing her partner, Kapp, on the field: “I know what she bowls, I’ve known this for 12 years (laughs), but (at the same time) still for some reason I also don’t know what she bowls! 

“I’m just going to try and not get out by her – that’s the plan – but this little person on my shoulder is going to say, ‘Take her on! Take her on, show her who’s boss!’

“But it’s nice to get to the final, and I’m happy that she’s there as well, it’s going to be good fun,” van Nierkerk concluded.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Momentum Proteas captain and Adelaide Strikers’ Dané van Niekerk alongside team-mate, Laura Wolvaardt, will face all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp of Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League final on Saturday, 27 November 2021, in Australia. Photo: Adelaide Strikers (Instagram)

 

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