Born on 2nd April 1992 in Ermelo, Transvaal, Lizelle Lee is a right hand batter in Test, ODI and T20I cricket for South Africa.
Lizelle made her domestic limited overs debut for Mpumalanga in 2007/08 against Eastern Province. Batting at number three she made a seven ball duck, dismissed by Marizanne Kapp. In her second match she was one of eight ducks as Mpumalanga were bowled out for just 6 runs. She was trapped LBW for a first ball duck off the bowling of Shabnim Ismail. All three players would later become team mates for the national side.
Mpumalanga continues to struggle over the ensuing seasons but bright light begins to emerge and that is the forceful but dependable batting of Lizelle Lee. In September 2013 is called up to represent South Africa in both T20 and ODI against Bangladesh. In the T20 she makes just 14 runs but in her ODI debut Lizelle scores 77. Her international career now up and running.
In 2014 she completes the set and makes her Test debut against India at Mysore. She scores 4 and 2 batting in the lower middle order. In June 2022 Lee played the second of her two Tests when South Africa played England at Taunton.
The white ball formats have been the dominant factors in Lizelle’s ongoing career and she has featured prominently in domestic T20 leagues in several countries, including both Melbourne teams of the WBBL.
Lizelle has played in 100 ODIs which also includes the 2017 World Cup where South Africa lost the semi-final to eventual winners England. In 2022 she played in the World Cup where once again South Africa lost to England in the semi-finals. She has scored over 3,000 runs in the format with highest score of 132 not out against India at Lucknow.
Lee announced her retirement from international cricket in June 2022, but will continue playing in franchise competitions.