Momentum Proteas Eager to Seal Series Win in #BlackDay ODI Match

Momentum Proteas are looking forward to a series win in the final #BlackDay ODI against West Indies Women at Imperial Wanderers Stadium on Sunday, 6 February 2022. Photo: CSA

Momentum Proteas experienced international, Mignon du Preez, is looking forward to a series win in the final #BlackDay ODI against West Indies Women at Imperial Wanderers Stadium on Sunday, 6 February 2022.

On Thursday, the South Africans were a much more confident and settled side as they levelled the series 1-1.

Speaking ahead of the final match, du Preez feels the team was rusty in the first couple of games as they have not played as much cricket over the past few months as they would have liked.

“We would have had a camp but we did not get all the games we needed, so yes obviously there was a bit of rust. But I think from where we started, the first game was no result due to the rain and then drawing the second game and going into a super over. The way we played in the last game was really something special. That is the type of cricket we want to play as a team. We are finally hitting that strap.

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“The batting department is we were need to get the consistency and not lose wickets in clusters. It was something we have done well in the last game. The bowling attack has been fantastic all the way through. We know that we have a world class bowling attack and we can basically defend anything put on the board. But it is also nice to see that the batters contributed,” she added.

“We’ve had a final day of preparation but unfortunately not ideal, as there was a bit of weather around yesterday (Saturday) so we had to train indoors. That’s the thing with cricket. There are a few uncontrollabless and that is just one of those things. We have done a lot of hard work over the past four weeks. It is just one last hit out in the middle before we go out to the World Cup.”

Talking about the World Cup team that was announced, du Preez says: “This is one of the strongest squads we have going to the World Cup. We definitely want to put our hands up. In 2017 we were the underdogs going out in the semi-finals that year. Looking at some of the things being said in the media definitely people are looking at the girls and so we are looking to put our hands up and take it a step further and make it to the finals. I would love to bring the World Cup trophy back to South Africa.”

The fourth ODI is the also the #BlackDay match, which sees the team step out in their black kit as they stand together against Gender-Based Violence against women and children.

Du Preez explains the significance of the day and what it means to the team: “It is a really special day and Gender-Based Violence is a really big issue in South Africa. For us to have an opportunity to use our platform just to speak up against it and stand united against GBV is really special and hopefully we can change perceptions and mindsets about it.

“Also, to make people aware that unfortunately it is something happening around us all the time and probably a lot closer to home, whether it might be a family member or friend, somebody that you might not actually be aware of but just to be sensitive towards to the fact that it is happening. I think we have a wonderful platform and hopefully we can make it a special one,” she concluded.

The #BlackDay fourth ODI between South Africa’s Momentum Proteas and West Indies will start at 10h00 on SuperSport, channel 212.

 

Momentum Proteas vs West Indies Bilateral Series Fixtures and Results:
(All matches at Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. All times SAST)
Tuesday 25 Jan 10H00: Warm-Up Match: WI Women XI beat SA Women XI by 53 runs
Friday 28 Jan 14H00: 1st ODI (D/N): No Result
Mon 31 Jan 10H00: 2nd ODI: South Africa vs West Indies: West Indies won in the Super Over
Thurs 3 Feb 14H00: 3rd ODI (D/N): South Africa vs West Indies: South African Women won by 96 runs
Sun 6 Feb 10H00: 4th ODI: South Africa vs West Indies

 

Momentum Proteas Squad to Face West Indies:
Suné Luus (Captain)
Chloé Tryon (Vice-Captain)
Andrie Steyn
Anneke Bosch
Ayabonga Khaka
Laura Goodall
Laura Wolvaardt
Marizanne Kapp
Masabata Maria Klaas
Mignon du Preez
Nadine de Klerk
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Raisibe Ntozakhe
Shabnim Ismail
Sinalo Jafta
Tazmin Brits
Trisha Chetty
Tumi Sekhukhune

 

Photo 1 Caption: Momentum Proteas are looking forward to a series win in the final #BlackDay ODI against West Indies Women at Imperial Wanderers Stadium on Sunday, 6 February 2022. Photo: CSA

 

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