Marizanne Kapp of South Africa has been ruled out from the Commonwealth Games 2022’s cricket competition. South Africa has suffered a massive blow after the revelation that talented all-rounder Marizanne Kapp won’t be a part of the squad. The forthcoming Commonwealth Games will take place at Birmingham.
Kapp recently toured England with the rest of her South African teammates. But she had to return home early due to the accident that left her brother-in-law in ICU.
Kapp played the one-off Test match against England and recorded a stunning century, totalling 150. (213). After that, she participated in the three-match ODI series and scored 147 runs.
The Proteas had hoped Kapp would return for the 10-day competition at Edgbaston. But the 32-year-old was cut loose by South Africa coach Hilton Moreeng following her team’s 38-run defeat to England in their T20I series finale on Monday.
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The good news is that Suné Luus, South Africa’s captain will be able to re-join the team. Along with her veteran pacer, Shabnim Ismail will also join the squad. According to Morning, they will play for Saturday’s Commonwealth Games opener against New Zealand.
Both players will expectedly play against the White Ferns. Despite the fact that they missed the series’ final T20I match against England on Monday in Derby.
“It’s a precaution from a medical (perspective) to make sure they are 100 per cent for that game and ready for the first game, so yes, they will be 100 per cent,” Moreeng said in a statement.
“She’s recovering very well, Sune, and she definitely will be able to bowl. Regarding Marizanne, she will be out of the Commonwealth (Games),” he added.
Kapp’s successor has not yet been announced by South Africa. Although veteran batswoman Tazmin Brits is still in the running following her impressive half-century against England.