The Momentum Proteas Women will be out to replicate their T20 form in the first One Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh Women at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday. The players are brimming with confidence following their triumphant 3-0 win in the T20 International series, and will be looking to build on their performances from the past week in the three-match series.
“We had a good T20 series against Bangladesh and we definitely want to continue playing good cricket,” vice-captain, Trisha Chetty, said at the team’s final training session on Thursday afternoon.
“ODI cricket is obviously a lot longer, so it will be important for us to adjust our mindset and to do the basic disciplines well.”
The Proteas are coming off a six-month winter period, and this three-match series is the perfect platform for the players to clock up important mileage out in the middle.
“Getting middle time is going to be key for everyone going into this series,” Chetty continued. “We are coming off a long winter break so this is our first match preparation for the season.
“The players need to get a feel for the match environment and shake off the rustiness; we need to build a good platform for an important season which ends with the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh,” said Chetty.
The Proteas spent the week preparing in Potchefstroom, where they played a warm-up match against a mixed North West provincial boys’ side. The squad features one addition to the T20I squad, with 20-year-old Elriesa Theunissen joining the group.SA vs Bangladesh ODI Fixtures: Fri 20 Sept: 1st ODI (Sahara Willowmoore Park, Benoni at 10h00) Sat 21 Sep: Rest/Training Day Sun 22 Sept: 2nd ODI (Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg at 10h00) Mon 23 Sept: Rest/ Training Day Tue 24 Sept: 3rd ODI (SuperSport Park, Centurion at 10h00)
Results for the Home T20 Series against Bangladesh:12 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 9 Wickets 14 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 9 Wickets 15 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 3 Runs SA vs Sri Lanka Fixtures: 22 Oct – One Day Warm Up vs SA Emerging team 24 Oct – 1st ODI 26 Oct – 2nd ODI 28 Oct – 3rd ODI 31 Oct – 1st T20 2 Nov – 2nd T20 3 Nov – 3rd T20 Momentum SA Women’s Squad: Trisha Chetty (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal) Moseline Daniels (Western Province) Mignon du Preez (capt, Northerns) Shabnim Ismail (Western Province) Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province) Alexis Le Breton (Western Province) Lizelle Lee (North West) Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns) Sunette Loubser (Boland) Suné Luus (Northerns) Dané van Niekerk (Eastern Province) Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Western Province) Yolandi Potgieter (Boland) Elriesa Theunissen (North West) Bangladesh Women’s Squad: Ayasha Rahman Fahima Khatun Fargana Hoque Jahanara Alam Khadija Tul Kubra Lata Mondal Lily Rani Biswas Nuzhat Tasnia Panna Ghosh Ritu Moni Rumana Ahmed Salma Khatun Shaila Sharmin Shathira Jakir Sultana Yesmin
(With editing by gsport)