Steyn one of five Six Gun Grill WP women named in Proteas squad for WI series
Cricket South Africa (CSA) are pleased to announce the Momentum Proteas squad that will take on the visiting West Indies in the upcoming Women’s One-Day International (ODI) series between 28 January – 06 February in Johannesburg.
All-rounder, Suné Luus will lead South Africa out on the park during the four-match series in the absence of injured captain Dané van Niekerk, with Chloé Tryon selected as the vice-captain.
Momentum Proteas squad to face West Indies:
Suné Luus (Captain) (Titans Ladies), Chloé Tryon (Vice-Captain) (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal), Andrie Steyn (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Anneke Bosch (Senwes Dragons), Ayabonga Khaka (Imperial Lions), Lara Goodall (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Masabata Maria Klaas (Senwes Dragons), Mignon du Preez (Titans Ladies), Nadine de Klerk (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Imperial Lions), Shabnim Ismail (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal), Sinalo Jafta (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Tazmin Brits (Senwes Dragons), Trisha Chetty (Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal), Tumi Sekhukhune (Imperial Lions)
The squad of 18 includes key players such as Shabnim Ismail. Mignon du Preez as well as Laura Wolvaardt, who was the second highest run-scorer (161) when the two teams last faced each other.
Meanwhile experienced fast bowler, Ayabonga Khaka will look to repeat her six-wicket performance from last year’s trip to the Caribbean.
With captain, Van Niekerk unavailable, South Africa will also be without current ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, Lizelle Lee, who is still recovering from COVID-19.
South Africa and the West Indies will continue a fascinating battle following an exciting five-match series between the two sides in the West Indies, where the Proteas came out on top by winning four matches out of five, with the hosts edging the last game through a Super Over.
Momentum Proteas Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez said:
“We are quite comfortable with the squad we have selected. It’s a balanced squad and we have gone for an extended squad to give more players an opportunity to ensure that we compliment the skillsets within the team.
“It’s greatly important for us to fill the vacancy of Dané van Niekerk, and therefore we looked at a few options. It is also quite exciting to have Raisibe Ntozakhe back in the squad and for her to be playing international cricket again, it will be a great opportunity for her to revive her career.
“With the conditions up in Johannesburg, it will suit us to play against the West Indies. They are normally used to the slow, turning wickets and for now, it is a great opportunity to strike with our bowlers and to also have a balanced approach to those results,” he commented.
“Suné has really managed the captaincy quite well in the absence of our leaders, Dané and Chloé, and we are quite exciting to be giving her the role again and in our conversations with her, she really rolled out the pathway for us, getting through the West Indies tour and for the World Cup.
“We are quite happy to have her back in that role and I am sure the leadership and the senior players in the team will give her massive support. Chloé as the vice-captain is a great combination between the two individuals and personalities and we think it will be a balanced approach for our successes,” he concluded.
The action will be broadcast live on SuperSport and SABC free-to-air from this Friday, 28 January.
Momentum Proteas vs West Indies Bilateral Series Schedule:
Tuesday, 25 January at 10h00 SAST:
Warm-Up Match: South Africa XI vs West Indies XI; Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Friday, 28 January at 14H00 SAST:
1st Women’s ODI (D/N): South Africa vs West Indies; Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Monday, 31 January at 10H00 SAST:
2nd Women’s ODI: South Africa vs West Indies; Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Thursday, 03 February at 14H00 SAST:
3rd Women’s ODI (D/N): South Africa vs West Indies; Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Sunday, 06 February at 10H00 SAST:
4th Women’s ODI: South Africa vs West Indies; Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg