CAPE TOWN – Sometimes it is hard to imagine that Sune Luus is still only 22 years old. It just seems that she has been around the Proteas Women's team forever.
That does though tend to happen to players who make their international debuts at only 18. Just ask a certain Kagiso Rabada. And just like Rabada, Luus' team expect her a lot from her.
There's no hiding behind that theory that “normal” 22-year-old's are meant to be care-free and devoid of responsibility. Luus is a “senior” player in the Proteas Women's team, with her input being valued and expectation that she lead by example. In fact, Luus has the led the national team in the absence of regular captain Dane van Niekerk on occasion.
Unfortunately, the early promise that Luus showed has not materialised consistently on the international circuit over the past couple of seasons, and after a horrid tour to England during the winter, the all-rounder was in genuine danger of losing her place.