Women’s World Cup: Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England

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Women's World Cup: Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England
Women's World Cup: Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England

Women’s World Cup: Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England

Women’s World Cup: Skipper Sune Luus feels her squad will give it their all and take the opportunity to represent South Africa in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 semi-finals against England on Thursday at Hagley Oval.

The Proteas overcame India by three wickets in their last league stage encounter on Sunday, with Mignon du Preez batting an unbeaten 52 and surviving a no-ball dismissal with three balls to play before hitting the winning runs.

“We have an opportunity to make South Africa really proud and to make history. I think that is the biggest thing for me as captain. It’s a big honour, it’s something I never really thought of doing, especially so soon in my career. Tomorrow is going to be a big game. There will probably be a couple of tears before the game,” said Sune Luus.

Women's World Cup: Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England
Opportunity to make South Africa proud, says Sune Luus ahead of semi-finals against England

“It’s an opportunity to make history in South Africa and change a lot of lives back home as well and for us as players. I’m very excited with some butterflies as well but that’s something we’ll manage when the time comes,” said the South Africa skipper.

South Africa will face England in a repeat of the 2017 World Cup semi-finals, which the English side narrowly won by two wickets in Bristol.

“We haven’t brought up 2017. It’s five years ago, teams have changed, players have grown a lot since that semi-final. I think we’ve become a way better team since that semi-final so that’s definitely in the past and we look to tomorrow as a whole new game in a whole new World Cup,” She added.