CSA announces Bangladesh Emerging and Australia Women home tours

Nadine de Klerk of the Proteas women's team during Day 1 of  the CSA National Women's Camp at the Powerade Centre of Excellence.

Nadine de Klerk of the Proteas women's team during Day 1 of the CSA National Women's Camp at the Powerade Centre of Excellence.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the home fixtures for both South Africa Women’s Emerging side and the Proteas Women for the 2019-2020 campaign, for the Bangladesh Emerging and Australia inbound tours scheduled for July 2019 and March 2020, respectively.

The SA Emerging squad will host their Bangladesh equivalents in three Women’s One-Day matches and three T20s to be held at the Groenkloof Oval and the Mandela Oval in Pretoria and Hammanskraal between 23 July – 04 August this year.

The side, which consists of identified players from the 2019 Powerade Women’s Academy intake, will be looking to improve on their impressive results from last year’s Emerging Tri-Series against England Women’s Academy and the Australia Shooting Stars.

Next year, Proteas Women are set to take on Australia in three Women’s One-Day Internationals (ODI) and in a three-match Women’s T20 International series from 19 March – 04 April 2020. The matches will be played across three venues, with Pietermaritzburg, East London and Benoni hosting two games apiece.

The 50-over matches will carry an added importance, with ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) points up for grabs. The T20s will follow soon after the forthcoming 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia (21 February – 08 March).

CSA High Performance Manager, Vincent Barnes commented:

“We are very excited to announce these two home tours, with more quality women’s cricket being played on home soil. We’ve seen some thrilling performances recently from our national team and the Australia tour will be another opportunity for them to impress in South African conditions against elite opposition,” he added.

“There’s a lot of cricket coming up for the Women’s team over the next two years, with the T20 World Cup next year and the Women’s World Cup in 2021, so it is important to ensure the development pipeline continues to produce and that is where the National Academy and the emerging side will prove to be pivotal.

“We have seen the likes of Nondumiso Shangase, Faye Tunnecliffe and Sinalo Jafta make their breakthroughs from the programme, going on to earn their national colours, so that is promising for the future,” Barnes concluded.

2019 Powerade Women’s National Academy

Tazmin Brits (North West), Faye Tunnicliffe (Boland), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Saarah Smith (Western Province), Robyn Searle (Gauteng), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Zintle Mali (Border), Nonkululeko Thabethe (Gauteng), Jade de Figuerido (KZN Coastal), Nadia Mbokotwana (Western Province), Nondumiso Shangase (KZN Coastal), Gandi Jafta (Northerns), Evodia Yekile (North West), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns).

Bangladesh Emerging Women's Tour to South Africa 2019 / 2020

July 2019

Tue 23 1st Women's One Day South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Groenkloof Oval)

Thu 25 2nd Women's One Day South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Groenkloof Oval)

Sun 28 3rd Women's One Day South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Groenkloof Oval)

Wed 31 1st Women's T20 South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Mandela Oval)

August 2019

Thu 01 2nd Women's T20 South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Mandela Oval)

Sun 04 3rd Women's T20 South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh Emerging (Mandela Oval)

Australia Women’s tour to South Africa 2019-2020

March 2020

Thu 19 Warm Up Match T. B. C. vs Australia Chatsworth Oval

Sun 22 1st Women's ODI South Africa vs Australia Pietermaritzburg Oval

Wed 25 2nd Women's ODI South Africa vs Australia Pietermaritzburg Oval

Sat 28 3rd Women's ODI South Africa vs Australia Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium

Thu 31 1st Women's T20I South Africa vs Australia Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium

April 2020

Fri 03 2nd Women's T20I South Africa vs Australia Willowmoore Park

Sat 04 3rd Women's T20I South Africa vs Australia Willowmoore Park