World T20-Bound Proteas Wary but Undaunted

by | Mar 14, 2014

The 14-strong Momentum Proteas women’s squad that will compete in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 later this month were the guest of honour at a send-off event, held at sponsor Momentum’s head office in Centurion.

(Scroll down to find ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Groups, Fixtures and the Momentum SA squad with selected Twitter accounts)

The sponsors also took the opportunity to honour the some of the team and selected past players with commemorative Momentum Friendship Jackets, to acknowledge representation at national level and in recognition of their individual contribution to the development of the game.

The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 is being played in Bangladesh from 16 March to 2 April 2014. The team go into the championship with renewed confidence following recent strong showings against international teams.

Charlene Lackay, Head of External Communications at Momentum said: “We are very proud of the Momentum Proteas and hope the nation gets behind them as we have, and especially for this World Cup.

“We have seen fantastic effort from the players and their continued commitment is showing results,” continued Lackay. “Momentum is pleased that we were able to contribute to the appointment of full-time national coach Hilton Moreeng, who is helping produce these results.”

Commenting on his team, coach Moreeng said, “The pool of talent in the team is more than enough to stand up against these teams, but going to a World Cup we need to focus on team cohesion and getting the combinations right.

“Rainy weather conditions in the run-up have hampered our on-field training, but hopefully the added time spent on conditioning and fitness and in the nets will be of some benefit,” said Moreeng.

Captain Mignon du Preez added, “It’s definitely going to be a tough competition for us, and we won’t be taking anything or any team for granted.

“Having played and lost to Pakistan in the final of the T20 series in Qatar, we know how dangerous they can be. Australia and New Zealand are in the top four countries in the world, we will always adopt the wary approach when playing them – Wary but not intimidated!” the SA captain promised.

The Momentum Proteas have the full backing of CSA – CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, extended his best wishes to the Momentum Proteas. “The team has made big strides in appreciating the standard of competition needed at international level. We want them to become a competitive force in world cricket.

“The development of women’s cricket has not been limited to events on the playing field either. Extending one of our major commercial partners, Momentum, as the dedicated sponsor for women’s cricket has been fantastic.

“This sponsorship symbolises an important advancement for women’s sport in our country as it has allowed us to centrally contract our coach and national women’s players,” said Lorgat

 

Groups for the 2014 ICC Women’s World T20 in Bangladesh:
Group A:
Australia; New Zealand; Pakistan; South Africa
Group B:
England; India; Sri Lanka; West Indies
 
2014 ICC Women’s World T20 Fixtures*:
Sun 23 Mar:
1. 11:30, Group A – Australia v New Zealand
2. 15:30, Group A – South Africa v Pakistan
Mon 24 Mar:
3. 11:30, Group B – England v West Indies
4. 15:30, Group B – India v Sri Lanka
Tue 25 Mar:
5. 11:30, Group A – Ireland v New Zealand
6. 15:30, Group A – South Africa v Australia
Wed 26 Mar:
7. 11:30, Group B – Bangladesh v West Indies
8. 15:30, Group B – England v India
Thu 27 Mar:
9. 11:30, Group A – Australia v Ireland
10. 15:30, Group A – New Zealand v Pakistan
Fri 28 Mar:
11. 11:30, Group B – Bangladesh v England
12. 15:30, Group B – Sri Lanka v West Indies
Sat 29 Mar:
13. 11:30, Group A – South Africa v Ireland
14. 15:30, Group A – Australia v Pakistan
Sun 30 Mar:
15. 11:30, Group B – Bangladesh v India
16. 15:30, Group B – England v Sri Lanka
Mon 31 Mar:
17. 11:30 17th Match, Group A – Ireland v Pakistan
18. 15:30 18th Match, Group A – South Africa v New Zealand
Tue 1 Apr:
19. 11:30, Group A – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
20. 15:30, Group A – India v West Indies
Wed 2 Apr:
21. 11:30 WT20 2016 Qualification Play-Off – TBC v TBC (A3 v B4)
22. 15:30 WT20 2016 Qualification Play-Off – TBC v TBC (A4 v B3)
Thu 3 Apr:
23. 10:30 1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC (A1 v B2) (Shere Bangla National Stadium)
24. 11:30 9th place play-off – TBC v TBC (Loser playoff 1 v Loser playoff 2)
25. 15:30 7th place play-off – TBC v TBC (A5 v B5)
Fri 4 Apr:
26. 10:30 2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC (A2 v B1) (Shere Bangla National Stadium)
Sun 6 Apr:
27. 10:30 Final – TBC v TBC (Shere Bangla National Stadium)
Sat 7 Apr:
27. 10:30 Final Reserve Day
* All matches played at the Sylhet Stadium unless otherwise indicated
 
Momentum Proteas ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Team *:
Mignon du Preez (C) (Northerns) @MdpMinx22
Trisha Chetty (VC) (KZN Coastal) @trisha_chetty
Chloe Tryon (KZN Coastal) @chloetryon25
Dané Van Niekerk (Eastern Province) @danev81
Lizelle Lee (North West) @zella15j
Marcia Matshipi Letsoalo (Northerns)
Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province) @kappie777
Moseline Daniels (Western Province)
Nadine Moodley (KZN Coastal)
Shabnim Ismail (Western Province)
Shandre Fritz (Western Province) @fritzysa
Suné Luus (Northerns) @SuneLuus
Sunette Loubser (Boland)
Yolandi van der Westhuizen (Boland)
 

* Twitter Account names follow selected names. For live Twitter action from the World Twenty20, follow the ladies above, @OfficialCSA for Cricket SA, and @momentum_za for updating by team sponsor Momentum.

 

The Momentum Cricket App: Follow the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on the Momentum Cricket App. The App is immediately available on iOS, and the Android version will be available in time for the World Cup. Key features include live scoring for all SA games (Women & Men) for Tests, ODI’s and T20 matches, including player profiles with player stats.

 

Photo captionThe Momentum Proteas women received Momentum Friendship Jackets during their send-off event. Photo: Supplied The Momentum Proteas national women’s cricket team are hosted by Momentum SA’s Danie van den Bergh at a celebratory lunch at Momentum Head Office on March 14, 2014 in Centurion, ahead of their departure for the 2014 ICC World Cup in Bangladesh. Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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