Previous South Africa Women’s skipper Mignon du Preez has reported her retirement from ODI and Test cricket with quick impact, “for focusing on T20 cricket and investing more energy with family”.
South Africa Women are expected for their Test rebound – first since November 2014 where Du Preez drove the side – on their forthcoming multi-design England visit this mid year.
“I’ve been magnificently lucky to play in four ICC ODI World Cups to date,” Du Preez said in a proclamation gave by Cricket South Africa on Thursday (April 7). “These have been a portion of my most cherished recollections throughout everyday life. I would anyway very much want to focus on schedule with my family and ideally start my very own group soon.
“I feel all is good and well to report my retirement from the more extended configuration of the game and concentrate on T20 cricket going ahead. In this manner, I chose to resign from ODI cricket toward the culmination of our new World Cup in New Zealand.
“I feel South African ladies’ cricket is in an extremely solid state and everything looks good to step away and permit the up and coming age of invigorating cricketers to keep on developing this delightful round of our own.”
Du Preez resigns as the most covered South Africa Women’s player with 154 games added to her repertoire since her presentation in 2007 as a youngster, scoring 3760 runs – likewise a public record. She captained South Africa in 46 of those games. Her main Test appearance was in Mysore against India, in 2014, where she scored a century in the presentation innings.
In the 2022 Women’s ODI World Cup, Du Preez showed up against the hosts New Zealand and scored the remainder of her 18 ODI fifties in their record most elevated pursue in their last association game, taking 2017 other participants India out of the elimination rounds race.
Pholetsi Moseki, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer said, “Mignon is a hero of ladies’ cricket in South Africa and the world overall. A genuine model for any little kid who needs to take up the game; that the sky is the limit through devotion, assurance, and consistently enduring curiosity to your specialty while keeping up with graciousness and lowliness.
“Despite the fact that CSA is disheartened by her takeoff from the more drawn out configurations of the game after in excess of 150 caps and 3,000 runs, we will take comfort from the heritage she abandons and anticipate with delight to observe how she will keep adding to the game she holds so dear to her heart.”