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South Africa Women announce squad for T20Is against India, Laura Wolvaardt leads

South Africa Women announce squad for T20Is against India, Laura Wolvaardt leads

The first T20I will be played on July 5th, followed by matches on July 7th and 9th, all at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

South Africa Women’s cricket team gears up for a three-match T20I series against India, starting July 5th in Chennai. Laura Wolvaardt dons the captain’s hat, leading a squad with a familiar core and a crucial comeback.

Laura Wolvaardt to captain

Laura Wolvaardt will steer the 15-member South African contingent, aiming to bounce back after a whitewash in both the ODI series and the one-off Test against India.

The Proteas welcome back the experienced all-rounder Chloe Tryon, who missed the previous matches due to a back injury. Her return bolsters the South African lineup with her valuable experience.

Looking forward to T20 World Cup

Head coach Dillon du Preez expressed his excitement about the upcoming T20Is. “We have Chloe back in the team… We can’t wait to see her back on the field,” he said in a statement.

He views these matches as an opportunity to “look at one or two options” and refine strategies before the crucial T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

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Maintaining Consistency, Building for Future

The selection committee, led by Clinton du Preez, focused on maintaining a consistent core for the T20I series. This approach aims to build on existing strengths and team cohesion. Clinton du Preez emphasized, “This approach allows us to refine our strategies and enhance team dynamics, which are crucial as we prepare for the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.”

Strong South Africa Women squad

The selected squad features a blend of experience and promising youngsters. Players like Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, and Ayabonga Khaka bring stability with their experience, while the return of Chloe Tryon adds another dimension to the team.

IND vs SA: Platform for growth

The T20I series offers a valuable platform for South Africa’s women cricketers. Clinton du Preez highlighted the importance of these matches for players to “gain valuable experience and showcase their skills.” With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, the Proteas Women will be aiming to showcase their determination and talent throughout the series.

The first T20I will be played on July 5th, followed by matches on July 7th and 9th, all at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. South African fans will be eager to see their team bounce back and put up a strong showing against India.

South Africa Women T20I Squad

Laura Wolvaardt (c), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Mieke de Ridder, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Suneì Luus, Eliz-Mari Marx, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloe Tryon.

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