JOHANNESBURG: Opener Laura Wolvaardt has been appointed as South Africa’s full-time captain for all formats, and her reign will start from the T20I series against Bangladesh happening next month, said Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Laura takes over the leadership role in full-time capacity after serving as interim captain during South Africa’s recent tours against Pakistan and New Zealand where she led from the front with the bat, helping her team to clinch back-to-back 2-1 ODI series victories.
Laura, 24, has already appeared in 86 ODIs, making 3,421 runs with 30 fifties and four hundreds in the 50-over format, in addition to 1,313 runs at an average of 32.82 with nine half-centuries in 59 T20Is.
“Having Laura Wolvaardt as the official captain, together with a blend of young and experienced players bodes well for our succession planning. It will also assist within the excitement we have around the squad in giving young players an opportunity and therefore we are looking forward to seeing them put up their hand and make impactful performances in this upcoming tour.” IANS