Proteas batter Mignon du Preez has announced her retirement from ODI and Test cricket with immediate effect.
Having been on the wrong end of two world-record batting innings, the Proteas Women will be fighting for their pride when they meet England in the triangular series on Saturday afternoon.
Boosted by a dramatic win in the last ODI, the Proteas Women will go into today’s first T20 against India in Potchefstroom with confidence.
Dane van Niekerk’s late charge gave the Proteas Women a seven-wicket win in the final ODI against India, in Potchefstroom.
It was ecstasy and agony for Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez as their 96-run partnership came to nought when the Perth Scorchers beat the Melbourne Stars by nine wickets in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Ex-Proteas Women captain, Mignon du Preez, believes that they had the capacity to beat New Zealand if their match had not rained out on Wednesday.
The Proteas claimed a 36-run victory by D/L method against Ireland in their last Super Sixes match on Sunday.
Mignon du Preez’s 79 off 108 balls helped the Proteas Women set 251-7 against Bangladesh leading to a 94-run win and a 3-1 lead in the series at Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.
Mignon du Preez led the way as the South Africa women bounced back for a solid four-wicket win over new Zealand in the second ODI in Kimberley on Tuesday.
Dinesha Devnarain scored three off the last ball for the Proteas Women to beat Ireland by six wickets in the first T20 international.
Mignon du Preez has stepped down as Proteas women’s captain in all formats, and has been replaced by Dane van Niekerk.
If the World T20 warm-up matches are all about learning, the SA women were given some harsh lessons as they went down to England by seven wickets on Monday.
Kevin Pietersen slammed an unbeaten 67 off 43 balls as the Stars beat the Renegades by eight wickets in the Big Bash League Melbourne derby on Sunday.