'Being on the sidelines as an overseas player is very foreign': Suzie Bates on selection pressure in The Hundred
Suzie Bates in action (PC: Twitter)
Oval Invincibles skipper Suzie Bates has revealed the selection conundrum amid restrictions of three overseas players in Playing XI.
Although the new rules in the Hundred Women's competition permit an extra overseas player in the squad, only three could find a place in the XI.
Dane Van Niekerk led Invincibles to a title victory with her all-around performance in the last edition. Furthermore, she also captained the team in their first game of the ongoing season against Northern Superchargers.
However, Niekerk has been omitted from the XI, resulting in Bates donning the role of a leader.
Along with Bates, the other two Proteas players Marizanne Kapp and Shabnim Ismail have marked their presence for the better composition of the XI.
In this regard, Bates opened up on the scenario of sitting on the sidelines as a foreign player, despite being a proven performer in international cricket.