High Stakes as Protea Women Welcome England

by | Feb 3, 2016

Cricket South Africa has announced the Momentum Proteas women’s squads that will take on England in a three-match, One-Day International (ODI) and three-match T20 international series from 7 to 21 February 2016.

Stakes couldn’t be higher with all three ODIs to form part of the ICC Women’s Championship, the qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England.

In a development sure to excited fans far from the action, the last two T20 matches will be played as televised joint double-headers with the Proteas men’s T20s against Australia.

It is an exciting time for the national women’s team, who have had nearly a 12-month break between international cricket matches and last played a home series in 2013.

Coach Hilton Moreeng is looking forward to playing at home once more. “It is almost a year since our last fixture in the ICC Women’s Championship,” Moreeng said.

“Our last tour at home was against Sri Lanka in 2013, where we did very well. Our preparation for the upcoming tour has been very good and the players are very excited, firstly to represent their country and second, to play against England.

“It won’t be an easy tour, due to the quality that the England team possess, but our players are confident and ready to take up the challenge. We still have everything to play for and both teams stand a good chance to improve on the current Championship standings.

“Playing in front of home crowds will be exciting and, at the same time motivating for the players to do well.”

South Africa are currently  fourth in the Women’s Championship log, with England in fifth position.

 

 

Momentum Proteas ODI Squad:

  1. Mignon du Preez (Captain, Northerns)
  2. Trisha Chetty (wk, Gauteng)
  3. Laura Wolfvaardt (Western Province)
  4. Andrie Steyn (Western Province)
  5. Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)
  6. Dane van Niekerk (Eastern Province)
  7. Lizelle Lee (North West)
  8. Dinesha Devnarain (KZN Coastal)
  9. Chloe Tryon (KZN Coastal)
  10. Sune Luus (Northerns)
  11. Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng)
  12. Masabatha Klaas (Free State)
  13. Ayabonga Khaka (Border)
  14. Matshipi Marcia Letasoalo (Northerns)
  15. Sinalo Jafta (North West)

 

Momentum Proteas T20 Squad:

  1. Mignon du Preez (Captain, Northerns)
  2. Trisha Chetty (Gauteng)
  3. Lara Goodall (Western Province)
  4. Moseline Daniels (Boland)
  5. Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)
  6. Dane van Niekerk (Eastern Province)
  7. Dinesha Devnarain (KZN Coastal)
  8. Chloe Tryon (KZN Coastal)
  9. Sune Luus (Northerns)
  10. Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng)
  11. Masabatha Klaas (Free State)
  12. Ayabonga Khaka (Border)
  13. Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns)
  14. Lizelle Lee (North West)
  15. Yolani Fourie (Gauteng)

 

 

Tour Fixtures:

  • Tuesday 2 February: 1st Warm Up – Tuks Oval (Pretoria)
  • Thursday 4 February: 2nd Warm Up – Mamelodi Oval (Pretoria)
  • Sunday 7 February: 1st ODI – Sahara Park Willowmoore (Benoni)
  • Friday 12 February: 2nd ODI – SuperSport Park (Centurion)
  • Sunday 14 February: 3rd ODI – Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)
  • Thurday 18 February: 1st T20 – Boland Park (Paarl)
  • Friday 19 February: 2nd T20 – PPC Newlands (Cape Town)
  • Sunday 21 February: 3rd T20 – Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)

 

Photo 1 caption: Cricket SA has announced its Momentum Protea squads for the ODIs and T20 home series against visitors England. Pictured from the squads are (bottom row, from left) biokineticist Russell Clarke, Shabnim Ismail, Proteas women captain Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty, Marcia Letsoalo, Sune Luus, (middle row) coach Hilton Moreeng, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Dinesha Devnarain and (top) physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon, pictured at the Momentum Head Office in Centurion, on Tuesday, 2 February, 2016. Photo: gsport

Photo 2 caption: The Proteas skipper Mignon du Preez (pictured) welcomes the visiting England squad, captained by the Charlotte Edwards, who has lead her team to multiple wins across all formats for the past 10 years, and is a proud recipient of the Order of the British Empire. Photo: gsport

Photo 3 caption: Momentum-sponsored SA national road cycling champion Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio was honoured to talk to the squads as one champion to another, discussing qualifies including having a winning attitude, values ike integrity. Photo: gsport

Photo 4 caption: Senior Cricket Manager for Cricket South Africa Eddie Khoza was bullish about the team’s chances following the significant strides by the women’s teams in the past few years. Photo: gsport

Photo 5 caption: The Proteas listen to Momentum Head of Brand, Danie van den Berg recounting the team’s successes since the advent of national contracts for women cricketers. The ODI squad will face an in-form England in three internationals in Gauteng, all counting towards the ICC Women’s Championship – The qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Photo: gsport

 

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