Last Update on: July 15th, 2022 at 07:50 pm
South Africa has chosen a 16-member team for the forthcoming Twenty20 Internationals against England, with 15 of those players also representing the country in the Women’s T20 category at the Commonwealth Games.
Sune Luus will continue to lead the team, with usual captain Dane van Niekerk still recovering from an ankle fracture suffered earlier this year.
Mignon du Preez, who announced her retirement from Test and ODI cricket in June, is also back in the squad after missing the series against Ireland.
With the exception of the uncapped Delmi Tucker, the squad will fly to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games following the three-match series against England.
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The presence of Mignon, according to Clinton du Preez, the convenor of selections, would allow the team to be strategic with their batting.
“With key players not available, we remain very excited to compete in the Commonwealth Games,” he said. “Having Mignon du Preez adds experience to the squad and allows for some strategic changes in the batting line-up.
“It once again allows the opportunity for players to showcase their skills, as post the Games we prepare for the home T20 World Cup, and the team has the capabilities to finish within the medals.
Squad for England T20Is:
Suné Luus (c), Chloé Tryon, Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt
Squad for Commonwealth Games:
Suné Luus (c), Chloé Tryon, Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Laura Wolvaardt