28 Feb Momentum Proteas announce squad and schedule for India Tour
LUCKNOW: Cricket South Africa (CSA) have named a squad of 17 for their upcoming series against India, an away tour that will see the Momentum Proteas Women play five One-Day and three Twenty20 Internationals.
Hilton Moreeng and his squad landed in India on Saturday afternoon ahead of fixtures in the month of March that will take place in Lucknow, a large city in northern India where all the ODIs as well as the T20Is will take place in a bio-secure environment (BSE).
The South Africans have named an unchanged unit to the one that did duty against the Pakistan Women in Durban earlier this year.
All-rounders Chloe Tryon and Dane van Niekerk will miss the series due to injuries, while Masabata Klaas has sustained an eleventh-hour injury that will also see her miss out.
Following the squad announcement head coach Moreeng said: “It is really exciting to finally have this tour confirmed and announce our squad that will do duty here in India, and we are looking forward to getting out there to see our ladies prove themselves under different playing conditions.
“India is always a wonderful place to tour and we are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”
Upon arrival the Proteas Women will quarantine for a period of six day, followed by a two-day training session before their first ODI on Sunday, 7 March at the Ekana Stadium.
The Momentum Proteas squad: Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunniclife, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Full Tour Schedule:
7 March – 1st ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
9 March – 2nd ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
12 March – 3rd ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
14 March – 4th ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
17 March – 5th ODI – India Women v Momentum Proteas
20 March – 1st T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas
21 March – 2nd T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas
23 March – 3rd T20I – India Women v Momentum Proteas