Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday designated a team of 21 players for a training camp as the team ramps up preparations for the West Indies visit for a four-match Women’s ODI series in Johannesburg between January 28 and February 6. captain, Dane van Niekerk has suffered a left ankle fracture in the past week, which has left her out of action for at least three months and will not be available for the training camp, the West Indies tour and the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup hosted in New Zealand from March 4.
The expanded group will enter a bio-secure environment (BSE) on Friday, where they will begin an expanded program before a custom team that will take on the Caribbean side is confirmed ahead of the 50-over series.
Speaking of Van Niekerk’s injury, Proteas Team Doctor, Tshegofatso Gaetsewe, said in an official release: “The injury is the result of an accidental slip on a wet surface at home. As things stand, she will not require surgery but will They are closely monitored. It is a stable fracture with minimal displacement and her recovery timeline is a whopping 12 weeks.”
Despite the captain’s absence, the runner-up team in the ODI format has selected a formidable squad that includes stalwarts Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka and ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year nominee, Lizelle Lee.
The list also includes limitless western province batter Delmari Tucker, while Raisibe Ntozakhe gets another chance to impress in pursuit of a first cap since 2018, with the likes of all-rounders, Chloe Tryon and Sune Luus, as well as Seamer Masabata Klaas and wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty also in the mix.
After the 10-day camp, the Proteas will face their West Indian counterparts in an unofficial warm-up match, before playing four ODIs at Wanderers Stadium.
Momentum Proteas Training Camp Squad: Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Tumi Sekhukhune Tumi Sekhukhune Nondumiso Shangase, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Delmari Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt.
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