Laura Wolvaardt has been named the interim captain of the South Africa women’s cricket team. She takes over from Sune Luus, who stepped down from the role last week. Wolvaardt is a 24-year-old opening batter who has played 80 ODIs and 53 T20Is for South Africa.
She is a highly-rated batsman and is considered to be one of the best in the world in her position. She is also a very experienced campaigner and has been a regular member of the South Africa team for the past few years.
Wolvaardt has led South Africa in two ODIs before, against India in 2021. She won both of those matches, so she has a good track record as a captain. She is also a very vocal and positive leader, which will be important for the South Africa team.
Wolvaardt has already led South Africa in two ODIs, against India in 2021. She won both of those matches, so she will be hoping to continue her success in her new role. The South Africa women’s team is currently ranked fifth in the world in ODIs and sixth in T20Is. They will be looking to improve their rankings under Wolvaardt’s leadership.
Cricket South Africa🇿🇦 has appointed Laura Woolvardt as the interim Proteas Women Captain for the upcoming tours against Pakistan and New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/3WvZzQ2paz— Ayanda Nyuswa (@atnyuswa) August 24, 2023
The South Africa women’s team will next be in action in a tour of Pakistan in September. They will play three ODIs and three T20Is against the Pakistan women’s team. Wolvaardt will be hoping to lead her team to victory in these matches and to start her tenure as captain on a positive note.
Wolvaardt will lead South Africa in their upcoming tours of Pakistan and New Zealand. The Pakistan tour starts on September 2, and the New Zealand tour starts on October 9. Her position as captain will be reviewed after the New Zealand tour.
The former South African women’s cricket captain is Dane van Niekerk. She was the captain of the team from 2016 to 2021. She is a world-class all-rounder and is considered to be one of the best cricketers in the world. She stepped down from the captaincy due to a long-term injury.