31 Jul, 2017

UWC Cricket Club’s Andrie Steyn ready for 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup

Having already made her international debut for South-Africa, Andrie achieved yet another milestone when she was selected for South-Africa’s 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup team.

Steyn, a 2nd year BSc Sport Science student at the University of the Western Cape, will form part of a 15 player squad representing South-Africa in the global tournament. The tournament will tae place in the United Kingdom from 24 June to 23 July 2017.

Being born in Durban, and having attended Cornwall Hill College, the opening batsman reflects on when she when it all started and she knew that she wanted to be a cricketer.

“I saw the boys play and it looked really fun,” she remembers. “So I started to play mini-cricket with the boys in Grade 1, and I was introduced to girls’ cricket in Grade 4. And although I tried many other sports, cricket is the one I enjoyed the most.”

Being selected for South-Africa, and especially to play at a world cup, was one of Andrie’s aspirations as cricketer.

“I’m very happy about my selection,” Steyn stated. “It has been a dream of mine to represent my country at a World Cup, and something that I have been working towards for a long time.”

Getting to know Andrie…

Andrie’s twitter handle (follow @varsitysportssa to see mentions): @andrie_steyn

Favourite cricket player: Sachin Tendulkar

Favourite Food: Chinese

Best “Student Budget” meal: 2 Minute Noodles

Favourite band/musician: Adele

Role Model: Agnieszka Radwańska

Favourite Sports outside of cricketer: Hockey, Tennis, Rugby, Soccer

Favourite TV Show/Series: Once Upon A Time

We at SS4LS and UWC Cricketer wishes Andrie and the team good luck for the rest of the tournament

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