Mignon du Preez has replaced the injured Dane van Niekerk at the Southern Vipers for the upcoming Women’s T20 Super League in England.
Van Niekerk, who took over the Proteas captaincy reins from Du Preez, was forced to withdraw from the second edition of the tournament, due to an injury sustained at the World Cup.
The experienced Du Preez, boasting 106 ODI caps, was in good touch at the global event, with 229 runs scored at an average of 57.25.
Bob Parks, Southern Vipers general manager, said: ‘I consider ourselves fortunate that we have found such a talented and experienced player to replace Dane van Niekerk.
‘She will certainly add value to our batting unit and comes with a high reputation as an excellent fielder.’
Another stand-out performer from the tournament, Lee, has replaced India’s Harmanpreet Kaur at the Surrey Stars.
The explosive Lee, 25, hit 269 runs for South Africa at an average of 44.83, boasting a strike rate over 100.
‘After enjoying my time at the recent Women’s World Cup, it’s fantastic to be involved with the Super League, and especially the Surrey Stars,’ said Lee.
‘With seven full internationals, as well as some of the most exciting young players in the country, it will be a great environment and I look forward to playing my part and hopefully helping the team reach finals day in Hove on September 1.’
Lee and compatriot Marizanne Kapp, who was named alongside English trio Tammy Beaumont, Alex Hartley and Natalie Sciver in the team of the tournament, are also due to report for duty later this week.
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