Her love for the game began at the age of four.
She captained the SA U/19 squad at the age of 16.
She made her debut for South Africa at the same age.
Her favourite cricketer is Shane Warne.
Van Niekerk also pays hockey and softball.
She is studying Sports Management in Port Elizabeth.
She loves to cook & is really good at it too.
Van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp are the first female cricketers to be included in the Eastern Province Cricket Academy, playing with male cricketers.
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated three members of the Momentum Proteas women’s national squad – Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp – on their selection for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Team of the Tournament.
Tuesday, 18 July will be a special day for South Africans all over the world, not only because it is International Nelson Mandela Day, but because the Momentum Proteas will seek to make history when they face off against England in the first semi-final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in Bristol
Momentum Proteas captain, Dané van Niekerk is looking forward to her team’s last round-robin ICC Women’s World Cup match against Australia in Taunton tomorrow
Captain, Dané van Niekerk and Shabnim Ismail took seven wickets between them, setting up an eight-wicket victory for the Momentum Proteas in their must-win, ICC Women’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka at the County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday