Cricket South Africa has announced the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20) International Momentum Proteas squads for India women’s tour to South Africa.
The tour consists a three match ODI and a five match T-20 series from the 5th to the 24 of February a cross seven international venues.
The last time the teams faced one another on South African soil, the visitors were the eventual winners of the triangular-series played last year in Potchefstroom.
Dané van Niekerk who is Proteas women captain says she’s looking forward to playing in front of a South African crowd as her side prepares to battle it out against India in the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at the Diamond Oval in Kimberly Monday.
“We are obviously looking forward to playing India, especially on home soil where I feel we will have to take advantage of the playing conditions,” Niekerk said.
“We are very confident of our chances against a very strong Indian side and are going into this series knowing that we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to avenge the loss of the tri-series in Potchefstroom last year just before the World Cup. This past year, I think we have shown what we are capable of and I think playing at home will give us that added motivation to continue with our good performances,” she added.
Momentum Proteas ODI squad:
Dane van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Ayabonga Khaka (Gauteng), Masabata Klaas (North West), Sune Luus (Northerns), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lizelle Lee (North West), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng), Zintle Mali (Border).
Proteas Women’s Tour Schedule
February 5: Day @ 10h00 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 7: Day @ 10h00 2nd ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 10: Day @ 10h00 3rd ODI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom