Cricket SA gave the Proteas Women a rousing farewell on their way to the Caribbean to take on defending champions West Indies, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the West Indies World T20
The Proteas brought out their A-Game to win the final T20 international by three wickets and earn well-deserved come-from-behind series-levelling kudos away against the West Indies, just ahead of the ICC Women’s World T20 in November - also in the West Indies!
Both openers Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee scored 50’s in the Proteas’ chase overnight, the 8 wicket-win offering the visitors a chance at levelling the series against the West Indies in the fifth encounter on Saturday
Meet 10 year-old Karabo Lemphane, a grade 5 North West learner being hailed as one of the best players seen at a KFC Mini-Cricket Festival in South Africa
Protea stalwarts Luus, van Niekerk and Wolvaardt laid the platform with solid innings before Kapp was assisted by debutant Sekhukhune and Mali to strike decisively to claim an opening ODI win to take an early lead in the 3-match series.
It’s actually unthinkable - An SA woman athlete has made such an impression that a corporate backer sponsors her an unbranded Mercedes-Benz, and would continue to back her even if she stopped playing! Hats off Proteas opening batter Laura Wolvaardt and sponsor Bri-ton Liftmaster.
Cricket SA has announced the 14-player squad selected to represent SA away in the Caribbean in an 8-match one day series starting at the Kensington Oval on Sunday 16 September, and ending mid-October.
Momentum Proteas skipper Dané van Niekerk will lead a 15-woman squad in three ODIs and five T20i’s away in the West Indies early in October, which will include three new caps in Eastern's cricketer Tumi Sekhukhune (pictured) who joins her Powerade National Academy fellow graduates Saarah Smith and Robin Searle on tour.