Cricket South Africa announced the women’s team for the limited-overs cricket series against India on Sunday. The team is commanded by Sune Luus. Regular captains Dane van Niekkerk and Chloe Tryon will not be able to play again due to injury.
The visiting team arrived in India on Saturday and is currently undergoing a six-day isolation. The team will practice for two days before the first ODI against India on March 7 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium in Ekana in Lucknow.
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South Africa retained most of the players of the 18-man squad that won the ODI and T20 series against Pakistan last month. Van Nierk and Chloe were also not part of the team for the series against Pakistan. Fast bowler Masabata Klass has not been a part of the team due to injury suffered in the final moments.
Sune Luce had led the team in the previous series and she would continue to hold this responsibility as Van Niekwerk and Chloe did not recover from a back injury. “It is very exciting to confirm this tour and announce our team to play here in India,” Cricbuzz said in a statement quoting South African women’s coach Hilton Moreng. We are keen that our women players will prove themselves in different circumstances.
“India has always been a great place to visit and we are ready to face the challenges ahead,” he said. There will also be a series of three T20 internationals after five ODIs. All these matches will be played in Lucknow only.
Team: Sune Luce (Captain), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolwart, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jaffta, Tasmin Britz, Marijen Cap, Nondumiso Shangasay, Lijel Lee, Annek Bosch, Faye Tunicliffe, Nonculleco Malaba, Mingon du Prizon , Laura Goodall and Tumi Sheikhukhune.