CSA Confirms Proteas Women Squad for ODI Series against Sri Lanka

16-Year-old wicket-keeper / batter Karabo Meso (pictured) earns her maiden ODI call-up for South Africa, Chloé Tryon is out of the squad for a back injury rehabilitation, while Delmi Tucker comes in for Annerie Dercksen as CSA announces 14-strong Proteas Women squad for the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka beginning in East London on Tuesday. Photo: CSA

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the 14-player squad that will feature for the Proteas Women in the upcoming three-match ICC Women’s Championship (2022-25) One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka from 09 – 17 April in East London, Kimberley, and Potchefstroom.

The squad sees one change from the recently concluded T20 International series against Sri Lanka. World Sports Betting Western Province all-rounder Delmi Tucker has been added to the squad, while Annerie Dercksen from Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers will not be part of the 50-over encounters.

In a notable inclusion, 16-year-old wicket-keeper batter Karabo Meso from the DP World Lions earns her maiden ODI call-up for South Africa after making her international debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka.

Experienced all-rounder Chloé Tryon will miss the ODI series due to ongoing rehabilitation for back pain. 

The Proteas Women head coach commented:

“It’s a very simple equation for us, there’s six points to play for and Sri Lanka showed now in the last two to three days what they are capable of so it’s now to make sure that we can get that right because every game there’s a lot more to play for. Qualification is key for the 2025 World Cup.”

Proteas Women head coach Hilton Moreeng

“It’s going to be a challenge but everyone is looking forward to it and we have a very strong squad on home soil. It’s a big loss with the injury of Chloé as an all-rounder, that’s why Delmi has come into the squad and she can give you the off-spin option and with her batting.

“In these conditions, we never know this time of year what to expect on our surfaces. So we make sure that we have all our angles covered and overall we’re just excited to make sure that we finish off on a high and go into our off-season.”

Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez said, “These upcoming matches against Sri Lanka are pivotal for our campaign in the ICC Women’s Championship. We need to ensure that we have a squad with depth and versatility to tackle the challenges ahead.”

“The addition of a player like Delmi Tucker brings versatility within the squad to strengthen some strategic requirements. Karabo Meso’s inclusion allows her to have a continued run within the set-up. We are very positive about her transition and would like to provide more playing opportunities to assist with her experience and growth.”

“I would like to extend my best wishes to the Proteas Women’s squad as they embark on this important series against Sri Lanka.”

The Proteas Women Squad for the ODI Inbound Tour against Sri Lanka

Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans, Captain)
Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans)
Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)
Nadine de Klerk (World Sports Betting Western Province)
Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions)
Marizanne Kapp (World Sports Betting Western Province)
Ayabonga Khaka (DP World Lions)
Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans)
Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans)
Eliz-Mari Marx (Fidelity Titans)
Karabo Meso* (DP World Lions)
Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Tumi Sekhukhune (DP World Lions)
Delmi Tucker (World Sports Betting Western Province)

The Sri Lanka Squad for the T20I and ODI Series

Chamari Athapaththu (Captain)
Vishmi Gunaratne
Nilakshi de Silva
Harshitha Samarawickrama
Hasini Perera
Anushka Sanjeewani
Oshadi Ranasinghe
Udeshika Prabodhani
Kavisha Dilhari
Inoka Ranaweera
Achini Kulasuriya
Hansima Karunaratne
Imesha Dulani
Kawya Kavindi
Inoshi Fernando
Sugandika Kumari
Prasadini Weerakkody

Fixtures and Results – South Africa Inbound Tour vs Sri Lanka 2023/24 

Sri Lanka Win the T20 International Series 2-1

Wed 27 Mar, 18h00: 1st T20I – South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 79 runs
Sat 30 Mar, 14h00: 2nd T20I – South Africa lost to Sri Lanka by 7 wickets (7 balls rem.)
Wed 3 Apr, 18h00: 3rd T20I – South Africa lost Sri Lanka by 4 wickets (5 balls rem.)

50-over Warm-Up Match

Sat 6 Apr, 10h00: South Africa XI vs Sri Lanka XI (Buffalo Park, East London)

One-Day International Series – ICC Women’s Championship

Tue 9 Apr, 14h00: 1st ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka (Buffalo Park, East London)
Sat 13 Apr, 14h00: 2nd ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka (Diamond Oval, Kimberley)
Wed 17 Apr, 14h00: 3rd ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka (JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom)

Main Photo Caption: Sri Lanka beat South Africa in a nailbiting third T20 International at Buffalo Park in East London to win the series 2-1, after South Africa won the first encounter only to lose the second and third ties, for the third T20 series defeat to Sri Lanka in the last four outings. Photo: Cricket South Africa

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