The 28-yr outdated Niekerk sustained a fracture on her left ankle after unintentionally slipping on a moist floor at dwelling final week.
“South African captain, Dane van Niekerk has sustained a left ankle fracture in the last week, ruling her out for a minimum of three months and will be unavailable for the training camp, West Indies tour and the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup hosted in New Zealand from March 4,” the CSA stated in an announcement.
CSA has not named a substitute captain forward of their coaching camp which begins on Friday earlier than the 4-match ODI collection in opposition to West Indies in Johannesburg between January 28 – February 6.
“As things stand, she doesn’t require surgery but will be monitored closely. It’s a stable fracture with minimal displacement and her recovery timeline is no less than 12 weeks,” crew physician Tshegofatso Gaetsewe stated.
The South African board has named a bunch of 21 gamers for the camp, together with senior names Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka and Lizelle Lee, amongst others. CSA additionally picked uncapped Western Province batter Delmari Tucker and gave one other likelihood to Raisibe Ntozakhe.
The prolonged squad will enter a bio-safe setting on Friday, and will likely be pruned additional for the ODIs following a ten-day coaching camp.
“Losing Dane is massive for the team and the country, we will sorely miss her leadership and all-round cricket abilities. I would like to wish her all the best with her recovery and a smooth and seamless return to the national team,” Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez stated.
“This brings about an opportunity for another player within the pipeline,” he added.
Training squad: Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Delmari Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt