Local woman cricketer Lizelle Lee has been honoured by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for her level of consistency during the last few seasons.
The 29-year-old from Ermelo is known for her tremendous batting efforts. Her total batting average of 90.28 at the end of 2021 is a testament to her achievements.
EWN reports that Lee, who is the number one-ranked One Day International (ODI) batter in the world, scored 632 runs in 11 matches last year, scoring a century and five half-centuries. She also scored the most runs in 2021.
Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as she has become one of the most sought after openers in the biggest women’s franchise tournaments in Australia and England.
Lee was also nominated for the annual Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award but lost out to India’s Smriti Mandhana.
With the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup scheduled to start in March in New Zealand, the Proteas women are hoping Lee will be able to keep her momentum going.
The Proteas women are scheduled to play their first match against Bangladesh on 5 March.
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