On 6th May 2019, South African all-rounder Marizanne Kapp reached a remarkable milestone of completing appearances in 100 ODIs for her country. Kapp is just the third Proteas to reach the milestone after Mignon du Preez and Trisha Chetty.
The 29-year-old made her ODI debut in the 2009 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup against Australia and taken 109 ODI wickets at an average of 24.11 and has also made 1708 runs including her highest score of 102 not-out that came against Pakistan during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2013.
“It’s a massive honour and privilege,” said Kapp before her 100th game. “It’s something you dream about when you’re younger. My first dream was to just play for my country, never mind a hundred ODIs. It’s especially special when you look at where we first started to where women’s cricket is now.” “The way I first started off, coming into this team, I was a bit nervous and I lacked a bit in training, if I look at the way I train now. Where we are now as a team is really special. I’ve made lots of special memories along the way, the biggest one being when we reached the semi-final of the World Cup in England, and hopefully, before I retire, we can do it again.”
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