Cricket South Africa have named a 18-strong player squad to take on Pakistan Women in the three One Day Internationals and three T20 matches as they look ahead to making a strong comeback to international cricket.
The first of the three-match one-day series will commence on January 20th at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead stadium.
Northerns all-rounder Suné Luus has been named the Momentum Proteas captain, standing in for Dane van Niekerk who is missing out due to injury. The 25-year-old Luus has been confirmed to lead the side in both formats.
Proteas Coach Hilton Moreeng said: “I’m excited about this group we have selected, and the players have a great opportunity to continue with the great strides they have made at this level and also opportunities to the young ones.
“Many in the squad have international experience, including our captain Suné, who has lead us with composure in the past and hopefully will do likewise on this tour.
“There are several talented youngsters who show exciting potential and giving some of them an opening will not only increase the squad’s depth but increase competition for places,” said Moreeng.
Momentum Proteas ODI & T20 Squad:
Suné Luus (c)
Trisha Chetty (w/k)
Mignon du Preez
Nadine de Klerk
Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach)
Dillon du Preez (Assistant Coach)
Sedibu Mohlaba (Team Manager)
Tshegofatso Gaetsewe (Team Doctor)
Abram Ramoadi (Performance Analyst)
Dinesha Devnarain (Women’s High-Performance Coach)
Molebatsi Theletsane (Physiotherapist)
Zane Webster (Strength and Conditioning)
Koketso Gaofetoge (Media Manager)
Full Fixture List:
20 Jan (10h00) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
23 Jan (10h00) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
26 Jan (10h00) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
29 Jan (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
31 Jan (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
3 Feb (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
Photo caption: An 18-strong Momentum Proteas squad have been announced ahead of the Pakistan inbound tour starting in Durban next week, with the experienced Suné Luus wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of an injured Dané van Niekerk. Photo: Cricket SA
With editing by gsport