Proteas Women Determined to Level T20I Series against Bangladesh Women

Eliz-Mari Marx celebrates her first wicket in the opening T20 at Willowmoore Park. Having lost the first T20 and with the second match a no-result owing to inclement weather, the Proteas Women are looking to finish with the win in the third and final match to level the T20I series against Bangladesh, at the Kimberley Oval, on Friday, 8 December, 2023. Photo: Proteas Women on Instagram

Having lost the first T20 and with the second match a no-result owing to inclement weather, the Proteas Women are looking to finish with the win in the third and final match to level the T20I series against Bangladesh, at the Kimberley Oval, on Friday, 8 December, 2023.

Captain Laura Wolvaardt has rejoined the squad after winning the WBBL title with the Adelaide Strikers. Having recovered from her jet-lag, she is raring to go as she spoke with confidence ahead of the final match.  

“It has been a special tournament and having been with the Strikers for 4-years, I built friendships and relationships. We had a tough start to the tournament but it was great to finish as winners. Hopefully I can bring some of that form into this series.”

Not having been with the team for the first T20I, Wolvaardt feels that there is lots of areas the squad can tidy up in, especially with bat and ball and in the field as well. 

There were lots of positives in the game, “The way Anneke and Tazmin started with the bat against spin was good. It is about doing the basics and better things for longer. It is disappointing to not be in a position where we can win the series especially with the rain having played its part in that regard.

“It is what it is, and we will fight till the end. We do not want to come away with a loss and a draw sounds a whole lot better. We will be reviewing our plans and will hoping to get away with a win.”

Proteas Women Captain, Laura Wolvaardt

It is important that the Proteas bag a win on Friday, especially with ODI series on the horizon, “Momentum in cricket plays a really big role, so tomorrow’s game is very important. We will be looking to win the game and get into the ODI’s with confidence,” said Wolvaardt.

“ODI cricket has been our better format in the last couple of years. So, we will be confident going into that series and we will be looking to win all those matches.”

Wolvaardt is excited to have youngsters Eliz-Mari Marx and Ayanda Hlubi in the squad, “It is an awesome opportunity for them to just be around the group and get in some game time. 

“To experience cricket at this level is great motivation. Hopefully they learn a lot from this. They are very talented and I hope they grow their game and we see them as regular features in the squad in the future.”

Proteas Women T20I Squad vs Bangladesh

Laura Wolvaardt 
Anneke Bosch 
Tazmin Brits 
Annerie Dercksen 
Mieke de Ridder 
Lara Goodall 
*Ayanda Hlubi 
Sinalo Jafta 
Masabata Klaas 
Suné Luus
*Eliz-Mari Marx 
Nonkululeko Mlaba 
Tumi Sekhukhune 
Nondumiso Shangase 
Delmi Tucker 

South Africa Inbound Tour vs Bangladesh 2023/24

T20 International Series – ICC Women’s Championship:

Sun 3 Dec: 1st T20I – South Africa lose to Bangladesh by 13 runs
Wed 6 Dec: 2nd T20I – No Result (Rained out)
Fri 8 December (18h00): 3rd T20I – South Africa vs Bangladesh (Kimberley Oval, Kimberley)

50-over Warm-Up Match:

Tue 12 Dec (10h00) – SA Emerging vs Bangladesh XI (Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein)

One-Day International Series – ICC Women’s Championship:

Sat 16 Dec (14h00): 1st ODI – South Africa vs Bangladesh (Buffalo Park, East London)
Wed 20 Dec (14h00): 2nd ODI – South Africa vs Bangladesh (JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom)
Sat 23 Dec (14h00): 3rd ODI – South Africa vs Bangladesh (Willowmoore Park, Benoni)

* All times CAT


Photo Caption: Eliz-Mari Marx celebrates her first wicket in the opening T20 at Willowmoore Park. Having lost the first T20 and with the second match a no-result owing to inclement weather, the Proteas Women are looking to finish with the win in the third and final match to level the T20I series against Bangladesh, at the Kimberley Oval, on Friday, 8 December, 2023. Photo: Proteas Women on Instagram

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