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Women’s T20 WC: South Africa aiming to inspire on home soil, says skipper Sune Luus

Women’s T20 WC: South Africa aiming to inspire on home soil, says skipper Sune Luus
Women’s T20 WC: South Africa aiming to inspire on home soil, says skipper Sune Luus

Ladies’ T20 WC: South Africa aiming to motivate on home soil, states commander Sune Luus


Cape Town, Feb 10 Ahead of their ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 opener against Sri Lanka at Newlands Cricket Ground, South Africa captain Sune Luus said her side must motivate a nation through their exhibitions at home.


In 2020, South Africa topped their group to reach the semifinals for the second time in their history of T20 World Cups but went down to eventual winners Australia in a rain-hit fixture. But Luus is very much focused on her team’s impact on as well as off the field.

“It is a massive honour to lead a country in any series, but at a home World Cup that makes it even more special. I think apart from the cricketing things and apart from being successful and winning games, I think there’s a responsibility of inspiring a nation as well and inspiring young girls to get out of their comfort zones and to imagine a career that they can do anything.”

“I think that’s one of our biggest roles as a team we would like to play, not just winning games, but also inspiring a nation to give them that opportunity to know that they can be anything they want,” she said ahead of the tournament opener.

In their warm-up matches, South Africa fell short while chasing a huge total of 246 set by England, before defeating Pakistan by six wickets. Sri Lanka also had a victory and a loss to their name against Ireland and the West Indies respectively, and Sune is staying cautious regarding the threats their opponents pose, especially through spinners.

“They are going to throw a lot of spin overs at us. That is something we need to address and we are well prepared for that. They have a well-balanced side with some strong hitters and some players that can just knock it around, taking those ones and twos. It’s going to be a game that we really need to try and be at our best.”

With regular captain Dane van Niekerk missing out on the tournament for not meeting fitness requirements, Sune is confident that she will grow into the leadership role for the Proteas after having led them to a semi-final finish in the ODI World Cup in New Zealand last year.

“I guess it’s always difficult being a stand-in captain. You’re always one foot in, one foot out. But I think as I grew up, I was always a leader at some stage in whatever team I played. So, I think those leadership qualities came naturally to me, and I think it’s a role I would really like to grow into.”

“And I think every game you play; you get more accustomed to your teammates next to you and what they want and what they need. So, I think every game you play, you grow into that role. And I think the older I get, the more I understand as well what needs to be done.”

“At the moment, I’m an official captain, so I think it makes my job easier to take control and kind of stamp my authority on things and how I would like to go about things and how I would like to do things. So, I think it comes with a new dimension, and it brings new challenges and difficulties, but it’s a challenge I’m willing to take on and accept and grow in that role.”



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Sune Luus: Leading South Africa in Women’s Twenty-20 World Cup on Home Soil

South Africa will be entering the Women’s T20 World Cup on home soil with a confident new skipper in Sune Luus. Luus has expressed her confidence that the side can inspire fans, both within and outside of South Africa. The South African team has the advantage of supporting crowds, plus the team says they have good depth and some of the best practitioners in the game today.

Who Is Sune Luus?

Twenty four year old Sune Luus has been playing international cricket since she made her debut in 2014. She has since grown in stature to become a pivotal figure in the T20 leagues, both in South Africa and Internationally. She is an attacking batsman and decent bowler, who has contributed towards the South African team’s successes in recent times.

What Does Sune Luus Aim to Achieve With South Africa?

Sune Luus believes the T20 World Cup holds a great opportunity to inspire a generation of cricket-loving South African women to take up the game in greater numbers. As a team, South Africa also has a chance to earn glory on the home field, a feat that has been achieved by many champions in the past. South Africa has a chance to make history by being the first team to win a World Cup in front of what will be largely a friendly home crowd.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the Women’s T20 World Cup?

A: The Women’s T20 World Cup is an International cricket tournament, held under the umbrella of the International Cricket Council. It is held every two years and is one of the most sought after titles in Women’s cricket.

Q: Who is the current captain of the South African team in the competition?

A: Sune Luus is the current captain of the South African side.

Q: What is the goal of Sune Luus?

A: Sune Luus is aiming to inspire a new generation of cricket-loving women from South Africa, as well as aiming to earn glory for her team.

Q: What teams are participating in the tournament?

A: The teams taking part in the tournament are Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, West Indies and hosts South Africa.


The South African women’s cricket team will be entering the Women’s T20 World Cup on home soil. Skipper Sune Luus believes her team can inspire fans, both at home and internationally. The team has the advantage of playing in front of a supportive home crowd, and also has depth and some of the best players in the game currently. Luus is aiming to inspire a generation of cricket-loving women in South Africa and make history by becoming the first team to win a World Cup in front of home supporters.

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