8 Feb Change in culture exposure to international cricket and youngsters help Proteas Women to series whitewash
Proteas Women’s captain Dane van Niekerk believes the change in culture within the team and building for the future helped them tremendously in their three-nil T20 series whitewash against Sri Lanka. The South Africans secured their third victory of the series with a comfortable 39 run win at SuperSport Park in Centurion yesterday after wins in Cape Town and Johannesburg, respectively. Van Niekerk reveals they did some soul searching after their disappointing ICC World T20 Championship at the end of last year. Van Niekerk believes that exposure to the international stage for some of their players has helped instil confidence and belief in the team. Van Niekerk along with five of her teammates are playing in Australia’s Big Bash T20 competition and the Proteas skipper says is good exposure to international cricket and she is hopeful that more South Africans will join the competition in years to come.