Cricket SA Opt for Unit Continuity as Momentum Proteas Arrive in India

by | Feb 28, 2021

South Africa will once again be without the service of regular captain Dané van Niekerk and big hitting all-rounder Chloe Tryon, when the Momentum Proteas face India in five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in March.

 

 

Suné Luus will once again lead the 17-member squad, which also excludes Masabata Klaas, who sustained an eleventh-hour injury that will also see her miss out.

 

It gives the unit a sense of continuity with the same team who did duty against Pakistan in Durban earlier this year backed to build on their successful performances.

 

“India is always a wonderful place to tour and we are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.” – Momentum Proteas Head Coach, Hilton Moreeng

 

Hilton Moreeng and his squad landed in India on Saturday afternoon ahead of fixtures that will take place in Lucknow, a large city in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, where all the ODIs as well as the T20Is will take place in a bio-secure environment (BSE).

 

Following the squad announcement, head coach Moreeng said: “It is really exciting to finally have this tour confirmed and announce our squad that will do duty here in India, and we are looking forward to getting out there, to see our ladies prove themselves under different playing conditions.

 

“India is always a wonderful place to tour and we are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”

 

Upon arrival the Proteas Women will quarantine for a period of six day, followed by a two-day training session before their first ODI on Sunday, 7 March at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

 

 

The Momentum Proteas squad:

Suné Luus (c)
Ayabonga Khaka
Shabnim Ismail
Laura Wolvaardt
Trisha Chetty (w)
Sinalo Jafta
Tasmin Britz
Marizanne Kapp
Nondumiso Shangase
Lizelle Lee
Anneke Bosch
Faye Tunniclife
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Mignon du Preez
Nadine de Klerk
Lara Goodall
Tumi Sekhukhune

 

ODI Tour Schedule at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow:
7 March – 1st ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
9 March – 2nd ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
12 March – 3rd ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
14 March – 4th ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
17 March – 5th ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas

 

T20 Tour Schedule at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow:
20 March – 1st T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas
21 March – 2nd T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas
23 March – 3rd T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas

 

Photo 1 caption: Cricket South Africa have committed to unit continuity, naming an unchanged side who recently won home ODI and T20 series against Pakistan, for the upcoming 5-ODI and three-T20 match series against India in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Image: Supplied

 

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