South Africa’s former captain, Mignon du Preez, after the completion of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup, has decided to hang her boots from both Tests and ODIs.
She will continue to play T20Is for South Africa.
The decision to retire was because she wants to prioritise more time with her family.
South Africa Women will play England Women later this year and this will mark their Test comeback since 2014 when du Preez led the charge.
Du Preez feels the timing is just right for her to retire from Tests and ODIs as South Africa Women are in a very good position in the current scenario.
She has also stepped down from both the formats as she wants new and exciting talent to come up for the national side.
She wants to fully focus her attention on T20Is for South Africa.
Mignon du Preez is the most capped player for South Africa, having played 154 games since her debut in 2007 when she was just a teenager.
She has scored a national record of 3760 runs in international cricket for her country.
She last played a Test against India in Mysore in 2014 as captain of the South Africa side.
In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, South Africa she played brilliantly against hosts New Zealand to cut-off India from entering the semifinals this year.
Even Cricket South Africa CEO, Pholetsi Moseki was saddened to see du Preez retire from the longer formats of the game but was positive as to how she will continue playing in the shortest format of the game for South Africa.