South Africa announce their squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
The team will be playing their first match against the women from England at Perth on the 23 February.
Updated - Jan 13, 2020 6:35 pm
With just over a month left before the women’s edition of the ICC World T20 starts, associations and cricket boards across the globe are releasing their 15 member squads for the tournament. The South African Cricket Board also released their list of 15 players who will be flying to Australia to take part in the tournament.
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also released the Indian squad. The command of the Indian team will be held by Harmanpreet Kaur. The only new addition is Bengal’s Richa Gosh. India will be playing Australia in the opening encounter of the tournament. The match will be played on 21 February in Sydney.
The South African side will be led by Van Niekerk. The squad is full of experience and will be in strong contention for the trophy. There are 11 players in the 15 that have been a part of the tournament before. Only 4 new faces, who have never played a World T20 will be joining the dressing room.
South Africa coach Hinton Moreeng is happy with the line-up
The coach of the team, Hilton Moreeng is pretty happy with the line-up. He expressed his confidence regarding the team’s success in the multi-nation tournament. As reported by Cricbuzz, Hilton said, “It’s a group that has the talent, youth, experience and desire to help us win the T20 World Cup.
We have assembled a team that we feel can hold their own against anyone in the world and it will be important that we carry that belief into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The players we have at our disposal are some of the best and most promising players in women’s cricket globally and we will make sure that we give them the best tools to succeed on this big stage.”
The team will be playing their first match against the women from England at Perth on the 23 February. Following this, they will be facing Thailand, Pakistan and the West Indies. They will be hoping to give their best shot at winning the cup and taking the trophy back home.
South Africa squad: Dane Van Niekerk (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Mignon Du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon (v/c), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Trisha Chetty, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Nadine De Klerk, Nondumiso Shangase