Mignon du Preez
Mignon du Preez. (Picture by Matt King/Getty Photographs)

Former South Africa Girls’s captain Mignon du Preez has introduced retirement from ODI and Check format with instant impact. She desires to pay attention solely on T20 cricket and likewise spend extra time with household now. South Africa are set to make a comeback within the Check format in June this yr throughout the England tour. That they had final performed within the format in 2014 when Du Preez was the skipper of the facet.

The 32-year-old made her worldwide debut in 2007 and is retiring as probably the most capped South Africa Girls’s participant within the ODIs. She scored 3760 runs at a median of virtually 33 with 18 fifties and two centuries to her identify. In the one Check she performed again in 2014, Du Preez scored a superb century towards India in Mysore.

Mignon du Preez scored her final fifty towards India throughout the closing league stage recreation of the not too long ago concluded World Cup. It was additionally South Africa’s report chase within the ODI format. Talking about her retirement, Du Preez said that she was lucky sufficient to play for her nation all these years however is now wanting ahead to spend time with household and begin her family quickly.

“I’ve been splendidly lucky to play in 4 ICC ODI World Cups up to now. These have been a few of my most treasured recollections in life. I’d nonetheless like to prioritise time with my household and hopefully begin a household of my very own quickly,” she mentioned within the assertion issued by Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Proper time to concentrate on T20 cricket and retire from longer codecs, says Mignon du Preez

Mignon du Preez additional felt that it was the fitting time at hand over the baton within the longer format. Nevertheless, she is going to proceed to characteristic in T20Is for South Africa. “I really feel the time is correct to announce my retirement from the longer format of the sport and focus my consideration on T20 cricket going ahead. Thus, I made a decision to retire from ODI cricket on the completion of our current World Cup in New Zealand.

“I really feel South African ladies’s cricket is in a really wholesome state and the time is correct to step away and permit the subsequent era of thrilling cricketers to proceed to develop this lovely recreation of ours,” she added. Pholetsi Moseki, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Govt Officer, lauded Du Preez for her contribution to Girls’s cricket in South Africa and hoped that she is going to contribute to the sport even after retirement.

“Mignon is a champion of girls’s cricket in South Africa and the world at giant. A real instance for any younger woman who desires to take up the game; that something is feasible by way of dedication, dedication, and ever-lasting inquisitiveness to your craft whereas sustaining kindness and humility.

“Though CSA is saddened by her departure from the longer codecs of the sport after greater than 150 caps and three,000 runs, we’ll take solace from the legacy she leaves behind and await with pleasure to witness how she is going to proceed contributing to the sport she holds so expensive to her coronary heart,” he mentioned.

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