South Africa Women announce their squads for ODIs and T20Is against India

South Africa Women announce their squads for ODIs and T20Is against India

The Proteas women have their task cut out.

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the squad of the Women’s team that would be playing three-match ODI series and five-match T20 series against India at home. The long tour is scheduled to begin next month between February 5 and 24. The results of the ODI matches would be included in the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC), which is the qualification tournament for the next ICC Women’s World Cup that will be played in 2021.

It will also be the first time that the host team would be in action after their decent stint in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 in England and Wales. CSA announced different teams for the ODIs and T20Is, which is filled with a lot of young talents who would be looking to showcase their talents and abilities at this level. The last three games of the T20 series would also be broadcasted on the television which can act as a good exposure for women’s cricket globally.

Youngsters need to start learning and occupying their roles in this team

The Proteas Women’ s team coach Hilton Moreeng stated that the squad for the series against India is in continuation with the team that played the World Cup last year. Some young players have been added to the core who need to start learning quickly and reckon their specific roles in this team. The coach revealed that they know that it wouldn’t be easy playing against a quality side like India and will make sure on capitalizing the home-ground advantage as a unit. He mentioned that the main aim would be towards bringing the right results to the fore in the entire series.

“For us, the team selection has been a continuation from the World Cup with a few youngsters included in the squad. These youngsters need to start learning and being part of a squad that has been doing well in the last couple of years, it will do them a world of good in their growth. As one of the finalists in the World Cup, we know that the series against India is going to be a tough one. We need to make sure that we capitalise on the home-ground advantage as a team to make sure that we bring the right results to the fore,” said the coach on the preparations and the teams selection for the India series as quoted by Sport24.

ODI squad:

Dane van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Ayabonga Khaka (Gauteng), Masabata Klaas (North West), Sune Luus (Northerns), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lizelle Lee (North West), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng), Zintle Mali (Border)

T20I squad:

Dane van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Ayabonga Khaka (Gauteng), Masabata Klaas (North West), Sune Luus (Northerns), Odine Kirsten (Northerns), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lizelle Lee (North West), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng), Moseline Daniels (Boland)