15 things to know about South Africa’s Leg-Spin sensation – Sune Luus

The leg-spin bowling all-rounder from South Africa has been quite a sensation since she first burst into the scene in Bangladesh in 2012. Since then she has grown by heaps and is an important cog in the protean team.



  1. Sune Elbie Luus was born on 5 January 1996, in South Africa.
  2. Sune made her one-day international debut in 2012 against Bangladesh.
  3. Sune also made her T20 international debut in 2012 against Bangladesh.
  4. She was included in the 2012 World Cup as a replacement for Dinesha Devnarain.
  5. Sune became the second player to score a half-century and take a five-for in a women’s ODI.
  6. She picked up 37 wickets in 2016 which record for most wickets in a calendar year in Women’s ODI.
  7. Sune took 5 wickets for 8 runs in a World Cup match against Ireland.
  8. In 2016, Sune in partnership with Chloe Tryon made 142 runs which is the highest for the 6th wicket.
  9. Luus was named Women’s Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards in 2017.
  10. Luus was one of fourteen players to be awarded a national contract by Cricket South Africa ahead of the 2018–19 season.
  11. In October 2018, she was named in South Africa’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
  12. In November 2018, she was named in Brisbane Heat’s squad for the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season.
  13. In September 2019, she was named in the M van der Merwe XI squad for the inaugural edition of the Women’s T20 Super League in South Africa.
  14. She shares a good bond with all of her teammates Especially with Mignon du Preez.
  15. Her parents were always supportive of her playing any sport whether it was tennis or cricket.

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