Proteas Women’s ODI and Test Squad Announced for India Tour

Players snapped smiling at a pre-tour camp in Tshwane from 4 June, to fine-tune skills in preparation for the conditions in the subcontinent. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has today named a 16-player squad for the Proteas Women’s outbound tour to India, beginning with three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off Test match between 16 June - 1 July in Bengaluru and Chennai. All Photos: Cricket South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has today named a 16-player squad for the Proteas Women’s outbound tour to India, beginning with three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off Test match between 16 June – 1 July in Bengaluru and Chennai.

The squad for the three-match T20 International (T20I) series, taking place from 5 – 9 July, will be confirmed during the tour.

The experienced squad features the return of SA Emerging and Hollywoodbets Dolphins all-rounder Nondumiso Shangase, who rejoins the national team for the first time since the Bangladesh tour in December 2023. Additionally, wicket-keeper Mieke de Ridder from the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers returns after missing the recent tour against Sri Lanka due to a hand injury.

In another significant comeback, top-order batter Tazmin Brits has been named in the squad as she nears full recovery from knee surgery in mid-April. Brits will undergo a fitness test before the team departs, to determine the extent of her participation in the tour.

Among the nationally contracted players absent from the trip to India are Lara Goodall (minor hamstring), Chloé Tryon (back), and Ayanda Hlubi (groin), who are recovering from injuries. They will continue their rehabilitation back on home soil in a race to be available for the upcoming matches.

Before departing for India on Saturday, 8 June, the team will gather for a pre-tour camp in Tshwane from 4 June, to fine-tune their skills in preparation for the conditions in the subcontinent.

Proteas Women interim head coach, Dillon du Preez commented:

“Everyone’s excited and looking forward to the tour to India. So far, preparation has been great. We had a big focus on options against spin and it was good to see the buy-in from the team. We also have new management involved, so this would be a great opportunity for them to find their feet before we come back and start our preparation for the World Cup.”

“The key for us would be to assess the conditions as soon as possible, be calm under pressure and try and play key moments in the game better than the opposition. We all know a series against India in India will always be tough.

Proteas Women Interim Head Coach, Dillon du Preez

“Looking at our previous series against Sri Lanka, as a team we agreed that we need to improve and be more consistent in our overall execution,” he added.

Proteas Women Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez said: “We have a multi-format tour which requires various strategic thought processes, one being the ICC Women’s Championship, and we’re looking to strengthen our position on the log for automatic qualification.

“The T20Is are in preparation for the World Cup, and especially with this tour and the T20 World Cup being played on the subcontinent, this gives us a final opportunity to look at options within our squad as to how we set up for the upcoming World Cup,” du Preez concluded.

Proteas Women ODI and Test Squad – Outbound Tour to India (16 June – 9 July)

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

* Uncapped Test player | **Uncapped Test and ODI player

Fixtures for the Proteas Women’s Outbound Tour to India, from 16 June – 9 July 2024

One-Day Warm-Up (M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru)

Thu 13 June (10h00) Board President’s XI vs South Africa

ICC Women’s Championship One-Day International Series (M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru)

Sun 16 June (10h00) 1st IWC ODI: India vs South Africa
Wed 19 June (10h00) 2nd IWC ODI: India vs South Africa
Sun 23 June (10h00) 3rd IWC ODI: India vs South Africa

One-Off Test (M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai)

Fri 28 Jun – Mon 1 Jul (06h00) India vs South Africa

T20 International Series (M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai)

Fri 5 Jul (15h30) 1st T20I: India vs South Africa
Sun 7 Jul (15h30) 2nd T20I: India vs South Africa
Tue 9 July (15h30) 3rd T20I: India vs South Africa

* All times are South African Standard Time (SAST)


Photo Caption: Players snapped smiling at a pre-tour camp in Tshwane from 4 June, to fine-tune skills in preparation for the conditions in the subcontinent. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has today named a 16-player squad for the Proteas Women’s outbound tour to India, beginning with three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off Test match between 16 June – 1 July in Bengaluru and Chennai. All Photos: Cricket South Africa

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