Dane Van Niekerk believes her side holds a good chance of winning the T20 World Cup 2020

South Africa Women’s team is eager to play good cricket and win the T20 world cup trophy. Proteas Skipper Dane Van Niekerk believes that Springboks’ emotional World Cup victory the previous year will act as an inspiration to the squad in the ICC T20 World Cup.

 

Dane Van Niekerk. Pic Credits: iCC
Dane Van Niekerk. Pic Credits: ICC

 

The record for Proteas in the T20 World Cup hasn’t been flattering, till now they have never managed to qualify post the semis. Siya Kolisi, South Africa’s first black test captain in 2018, lead the Springboks upfront to claim their third World Cup by beating England in the final in Japan.

“I think the make-up of the whole squad makes for a really good show and I’m a big believer in the power of sport in uniting the country,” the all-rounder wrote in her column for the International Cricket Council website.

No women’s team has won a World Cup before and we are hoping that as a team, we can unite the country in our own way, especially considering the challenges we face as women in South Africa.

“We are aiming to go out there and do something special for our country just like Siya Kolisi and the Springboks did in the Rugby World Cup in Japan.” Click To Tweet

South Africa will open their account on 23rd February, playing the opener against England in Perth. The Proteas are in Group B.

2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – South Africa

Warm-ups

February 16: South Africa v SriLanka
February 18: South Africa v Australia

Tournament

February 23: South Africa v England
February 28: South Africa v Thailand
March 01: South Africa v Pakistan
March 03: South Africa v West Indies
March 5: Semi-final 1, SCG
March 5: Semi-final 2, SCG
March 8: Final, MCG

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This column first appeared on the International Cricket Council website.

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