SA Emerging Women’s Squad Announced For Sri Lanka Warm-Up Clash

SA Emerging Women’s Squad Announced For Sri Lanka Warm-Up Clash

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named the SA Emerging Women squad set to challenge Sri Lanka in a 50-over warm-up match scheduled for Saturday, 06 April in Qonce. This encounter is part of the Proteas Women’s inbound tour against Sri Lanka, running from 27 March – 17 April.

The 12-player squad comprises 10 emerging stars who clinched silver with Team SA at the inaugural Women’s T20 competition during the 13th African Games held in Ghana, including captain Nondumiso Shangase and 16-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Karabo Meso.

Additionally, nationally-contracted Proteas Women duo Tumi Sekhukhune and Lara Goodall, are slated to feature in this tour match as Sri Lanka prepares to face South Africa in the three-match ICC Women’s Championship (2022-25) One-Day International series from 09 – 17 April.

SA Emerging Women Squad – 50-over Warm-Up vs Sri Lanka 

Nondumiso Shangase (Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Captain), Annerie Dercksen (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Lara Goodall (World Sports Betting Western Province), Gandhi Jafta (Fidelity Titans), Karabo Meso (DP World Lions), Seshnie Naidu (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Kayla Reyneke (World Sports Betting Western Province), Tumi Sekhukhune (DP World Lions), Oluhle Siyo (Boland), Miané Smit (Recon Tactical Free State), Faye Tunnicliffe (World Sports Betting Western Province), Jané Winster (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)

SA Emerging Women head coach, Dinesha Devnarain commented:

“Just like every warm-up game we play against an international team, the aim is to match the standards of our pipeline to international cricket, so it’s a big one for us. Every game that we play we’re looking to be better in all three elements; from a batting perspective, bowling, fielding and also tactically, and the standards that are set by international cricket.

“It’s so important that girls get exposed to that at a younger level so that when they get back home or when they leave the spaces, they understand what it takes to be an international cricketer.

Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez said: 

“Providing our emerging players with game time at any international level is paramount. It not only aids in their development but also instils in them the invaluable experience needed to thrive in the demanding arena of international cricket.”

The unofficial contest gets underway on Saturday, 06 April at Dale College in Qonce from 10h00.

Audio featuring SA Emerging head coach Dinesha Devnarain may be downloaded here

Fixtures – South Africa Inbound Tour vs Sri Lanka 2023/24 

50-over Warm-Up Match: 

Saturday, 06 April @ 10h00

SA Emerging Women vs Sri Lanka XI (Dale College, Qonce)

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lita Gqirana – Proteas Women Media Specialist 

Cell.: (+27) 76 503 9655 



Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications


Cricket South Africa (CSA), an affiliate of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, men, and women, both in the professional and amateur sphere.