National SideSouth Africa
Date of Birth04-01-1990
Place of BirthPort Elizabeth, South Africa
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Kapp, an athlete, Net ball player, and cricketer ended up choosing cricket as her career option. Marizanne Kapp was one of the first players to feature in a men’s match for Eastern Province cricket team academy.
She evolved as an all-rounder over the years with her debut in the 2009 world cup. She is known for her destructive bowling, with her swing action playing a major part in guiding South Africa into the 2014 and 2017 world cup semi-finals.
Kapp is a compulsory pace option for the team, as she opens and uses the new ball to get early break-through wickets for the team. With Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakara as her role model, she is also a useful batswoman and attacking player down the order, who has the ability to change and convert matches to wins, as she mixes up her shots to keep the bowlers guessing. She has the unique achievement of having the highest-ever score by a South African at a World Cup(102*).