Cricket South Africa (CSA) also named a 22-woman preliminary squad ahead of the CSA Women’s Quadrangular One-Day International (ODI) series that will feature India, Zimbabwe and Ireland in Potchefstroom from 07 to 21 May 2017.
With this being the year of the ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales, the selectors, led by Khomotso Volvo Masubelele believe that it is vital to have a pool of strong players to select the 14-woman squad that will take part in the series. The quadrangular will form part of the Momentum Proteas’ final preparation for the World Cup.
“This process has been three years in the making,” Masubelele said. “The preliminary squad named today is not picked just on the performances of this stand-alone competition (CSA National Women’s Week). We have been building towards this year, the quadrangular and ultimately, the World Cup for a long time and we have spent a lot of time identifying players that we believe are going to do well for the Momentum Proteas.
“Looking at the players selected, you will find a really good mixture and balance between youth and experience and their preparation for the quadrangular series can only serve us in good stead heading towards England in June.”
Preliminary squad for the CSA Women’s Quadrangular series
Dane van Niekerk (Eastern Province), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (Border), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Anneke Bosch (North West), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Lizelle Lee (North West), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Nonkululeko Thabethe (Gauteng), Sune Luus (Northerns), Yolani Fourie (Gauteng), Elriesa Fourie (North West), Odine Kirsten (Northerns), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns), Moseline Daniels (Boland), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns).