South Africa Women's Cricket Team
South Africa Women's Cricket Team. Image Credits: Twitter

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the South Africa women’s squad for the upcoming tour of England which will feature one Test, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20I matches beginning on June 27 and ending on July 23, 2022.

South Africa will kick off the tour with a one-off Test match at the County Ground in Taunton before taking on the World Cup finalists in respective three-match ODI and T20 International (T20I) series across six venues in Northampton, Bristol, Leicester as well as Chelmsford, Worcester, and Derby.

The Proteas Women contingent set to feature in the T20Is between 21 – 25 July as well as the historic 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be named on 12 July.

Marizanne Kapp. Photo- Twitter
Marizanne Kapp. Photo- Twitter

The 15-member squad sees the return of Sinaloa Jafta, all-rounder Marizanne Kapp and opening batter Lizelle Lee who missed the Ireland tour. On the other hand, the injured duo of permanent captain Dané van Niekerk and fast bowler Masabata Klaas remain unavailable for selection.

The one-off Test will be South Africa’s first since facing India in 2014.

With The Red Ball, The Main Thing Is To Find Our Feet As A Team Again In The Format: Coach Hilton Moreeng

The South African women’s team will also play three warmup matches in England, including a three-day game as well as a one-day and T20 contest against England A to ensure the team’s preparedness for the multi-format tour.

Coach Hilton Moreeng, who is in Ireland, said: “For us it has been very good and the exciting thing is that the crop of youngsters have started to put in the right performances. Now that we are going to England, we know that we are going to start with a format that most of them haven’t played in a while other than the preparation that we had, so it is exciting times, especially as a young cricketer in the squad.

Hilton-Moreeng. Photo- ICC
Hilton-Moreeng. Photo- ICC

With the red ball, the main thing is to find our feet as a team again in the format and we take it one day at a time, then we can only progress into it and players can have an opportunity to go into a three-day prep. Those that haven’t had the opportunity when we were back home can also start getting their aim of the red ball. Post that we know we are heading into ODI cricket and T20Is to build up into the Commonwealth Games.”

Proteas Squad for England Tour – Test & ODIs:

Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Lizelle Lee, Suné Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Andrie Steyn, Chloé Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt

Itinerary for England women’s tour of South Africa:

Only Test – Monday, 27 – 30 June – England vs South Africa (Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

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ODI series:
Monday, 11 July– 1st ODI – England vs South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton)
Friday, 15 July– 2nd  ODI – England vs South Africa (Bristol County Ground, Bristol)
Monday, 18 July– 3rd ODI – England vs South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)

T20 Series:
Thursday, 21 July– 1st T20 – England vs South Africa (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)
Saturday, 23 July- 2nd T20 – England vs South Africa (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)
Monday, 25 July- 3rd T20 – England vs South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby)

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