Dane van Niekerk



First name


Middle name




 van Niekerk

Name as you are most commonly referred


 Dane van Niekerk

Nickname (and why you got this name)


  "D"- just a quicker way of calling me

Date, month, year of birth



City and country of birth

Pretoria, South Africa 


Domestic team


 Eastern Province

Playing role in the team


 All- rounder

Batting Style



Bowling Style


 Right arm Leg Break

Specialist fielding position (if applicable)




In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world











My love for cricket started at the age of 4, playing with my older brother. I captained our national u19 team at the age of 16. I made my debut for South Africa at the age of 15. My other habits are playing hockey and softball. I'm not to bad of a cook as well.

Do you work or study while playing cricket?






What was your most recent performance in a domestic tournament?



I scored 102* off 120 balls and bowled 10 overs for 33 runs vs. Boland


In what year did you first represent your country in a cricket match/series?

I made my debut on 9 March 2009 in the Women's World Cup in Australia






Have you represented your country in any other sport before?  When and where?






Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?





Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?





Who is your favourite cricketer, and why?

Shane Warne, he is the best spinner in the World. 



Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to, and why?

To myself, there is only one of me and I have to make myself known as a cricketer 



What is your best cricketing moment/performance to date?

Best moment would be playing in Bangladesh in front of 15 000 spectators and 2 million viewers while winning the series.  




What is the favourite cricket ground you have played on, and why?



Sher- el- Bangla Stadium, just because of the support for Women's cricket that crowd showed every game. 

Want is your cricketing ambition?



To contribute to my team as much as I possibly can in winning a World Cup. 

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