CSA director of cricket Enoch Nkwe said: “It is with great sadness that we have to bid farewell to a titan of SA cricket at a relatively young age. However, we wholeheartedly respect the individual’s decision and her desire to move on to the next chapter of her playing career.
“Lizelle has given this nation countless memorable moments on the field of play, most notably in 2021 when she was leading from the front with the bat towards being named the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in an effort to help SA soar to second place on the ICC ODI Rankings.
“We wish her and her young family nothing but the best from here onwards,” added Nkwe.
“On behalf of Cricket SA, I’d like to thank Lizelle for her more than eight years of service for the Proteas and wish her all the very best for all her future endeavours, including her ongoing domestic career at home and all around the world,” said CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki.
“Her explosive batting and all-round talents at the highest level of the game will be sorely missed by all in the international cricketing fraternity and by the SA public. The legacy she has left behind will be felt for many a year yet,” he said.