Known for their stunning performance in the sport, South African women’s Cricket team represents South Africa in women’s cricket. The team is a clear example of sheer determination. They are popularly known as the Proteas. The South African Women’s Cricket team made its ODI debut in 1997 against Ireland. In total, they have played 209 ODIs. The article talks about the top 10 wicket-takers of South Africa women’s ODI cricket.

1. Shabnim Ismail 

Shabnim Ismail is a right-arm fast-medium bowler in the current squad. She made her ODI debut on 20 January 2007 against Pakistan at Pretoria. Ismail holds the record for most wickets by a South African bowler and has played 110 matches. She has taken 154 wickets in 110 innings with an average of 21.17 and an economy of 3.65. Her best bowling figure is six wickets for ten runs.

2. Dane Van Niekerk 

Dane van Niekerk is a right-hand batsman and Leg-break bowler in the current squad. She is an all-rounder in the current team. She made her ODI debut on 8 March 2009 against West Indies at Newcastle. The bowler has played 107 matches and has taken 138 wickets in 103 innings with an average of 19.14 with an economy of 3.46. Her best bowling figure is five wickets for 17 runs.

3. Marizanne Kapp 

Marizanne Kapp is a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium pacer. She is an all-rounder in the current squad who made her ODI debut on 10 March 2009 against Australia at Newcastle. The bowler has played 118 matches and has taken 134 wickets in 113 innings. The average was 23.88 with an economy of 3.67. Her best bowling figure remains four wickets for 14 runs.

4. Sune Luus 

Sune Luus is a right-hand batsman and Leg-break bowler. She is an all-rounder in the current squad and made her ODI debut on 6 September 2012 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The bowler has played 88 matches and taken 106 wickets in 76 innings with an average of 20.12 with an economy of 4.50. Her best bowling figure is six wickets for 36 runs.

5. Ayabonga Khaka 

Ayabonga Khaka is a right-arm medium bowler. She made her ODI debut on 11 September 2012 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The bowler has played 69 matches and taken 86 wickets in 69 innings with an average of 25.23 with an economy of 4.02. Her best bowling figure is four wickets for 40 runs

6. Sunette Loubser 

Sunette Loubser is a former right-arm offbreak bowler. She made her ODI debut on 20 January 2007 against Pakistan at Pretoria. The bowler has played 60 matches and taken 80 wickets in 57 innings with an average of 17.40 with an economy of 3.06. Her best bowling figure is five wickets for 27 runs. She played her last match on 28 November 2014 against India at Bengaluru.

7. Alicia Ester Smith 

Alicia Ester Smith is a former right-arm fast-medium bowler. She made her ODI debut on 13 August 2003 against England at Chelmsford. The bowler has played 37 matches and taken 50 wickets in 36 innings with an average of 21.18 with an economy of 3.73. Her best bowling figure is five wickets for seven runs. She played her last match on 23 October 2009 against West Indies at Cape Town.

8. Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo 

Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo is a former right-arm medium pacer. She made her ODI debut on 20 January 2007 against Pakistan at Pretoria. The bowler has played 68 matches and taken 44 wickets in 66 innings with an average of 34.13 with an economy of 3.44. Her best bowling figure is three wickets for 13 runs. She played her last match on 21 February 2017 against India at Colombo.

9. Masabata Marie Klaas 

Masabata Marie Klaas is a right-arm medium pacer in the current squad. She made her ODI debut on 6 October 2010 against Sri Lanka at Potchefstroom. The bowler has played 50 matches and taken 41 wickets in 48 innings with an average of 34.00 with an economy of 4.69. Her best bowling figure is three wickets for 27 runs.

10. Chloe-Lesleigh Tryon 

Chloe-Lesleigh Tryon is a right-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She is an all-rounder in the current squad who played her ODI debut on 21 October 2011 against England at Potchefstroom. The bowler has played 79 matches and taken 35 wickets in 54 innings with an average of 35.54 with an economy of 4.00. Her best bowling figure is two wickets for ten runs.