South Africa Women’s Captain Dane van Niekerk - Nothing less than the title will do

South Africa captain Dane Van Niekerk
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'We definitely want to be the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 winners – if that's not what you strive for then I don’t know what you're playing for' – Dane van Niekerk.

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk, who led her team to the semi finals of last year’s ICC Women’s World Cup, is aiming to win the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk is amazed at the progress the women’s game has made over the past few years in her country and though she is happy with several youngsters coming through the system, she will not be satisfied with anything less than a global title soon.

“We definitely want to be the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 winners - if that's not what you strive for then I don’t know what you're playing for,” the leg-spinning all-rounder writes in a first-person article for the ICC ahead of the 10-team tournament that runs from 9-24 November.

 “But as captain, I want to see this group grow as a unit, like a family. With the young ones coming in, I want them to know that they are welcome within the side, it's like a home and they are welcome within this home,” she writes.

The South Africa captain, who is ranked 13th among batters and sixth among all-rounders in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Rankings, promises entertaining cricket in the upcoming tournament which she sees as a landmark event.

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