Sune Luus in action for South Africa. © Getty Images

Sune Luus, the South Africa allrounder, has stated that one of her aims going into the 2020-21 season is to help her provincial side, Northerns, win a trophy. While her priority will obviously be playing for South Africa and helping the national team win matches, Luus is more than keen to help Northerns continue to improve.

“My goal for this season will definitely be to help the Northerns Women’s team win one of the format leagues,” Luus said. “I think we have a strong team and if we play as a team and play to our full potential, I have no doubt that this goal can be achieved.”

“Being a part of the Northerns team means that I always have a second home. When I don’t have a tour for the Proteas or other obligations, I get to go back to my team and train with them and I know I am always welcome. The team, the stadium, and the people are like one big family and it’s amazing to be a part of something like that.”

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With Northerns having only recently announced their 18-member squad, Luus said she is both excited and optimistic about the team’s chances in the upcoming season. With some talented players coming through the ranks, the allrounder is looking forward to guiding the young players.

“Every year we get to experience and meet new players and this season is no exception. We have a very young squad filled with talented players and lots of potential. I am excited to see how far the players have come from last season and what intensity and work ethic they will bring to this season,” she added.

The 24-year-old singled out spinner Paulinah Mashishi as one to keep an eye on, adding that she has been one of the more consistent players in the team in recent times.

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“She is one of our seniors players and has been a constant throughout the years. Her economy rate is one of the best in the country and I hope she steps up her game even more this season.”

Eliz-Mari Marx was another player she said has great potential.

“She was on fire the last time we played together, so I am extremely excited to see what she has to offer this season!”

With a great deal of uncertainty surrounding international and domestic cricket calanders around the world, where Luus will be playing this year still remains a question. However, there is no doubt that whether she pulls on the South Africa or Northern jersey, she will be a key player for her side.