CSA: Proteas women squad ready to take on Bangladesh in crucial ODI series

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has today announced the 15-player squad that will face Bangladesh in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series taking place in East London, Potchefstroom and Benoni between 16 – 23 December.

The One-Dayers form part of the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 qualification campaign for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025 in India. 

Captain Laura Wolvaardt will lead the experienced group that welcomes back fast bowler Ayabonga Khaka and all-rounders Marizanne Kapp and Nadine de Klerk, who missed the T20 International series due to rest and injury, respectively. 

There’s also a maiden ODI call-up for the versatile Eliz-Mari Marx, with the 20-year-old hoping to add to her three T20I appearances for the national team after making her debut in the tied series against Bangladesh. 

Chloe Tryon, who was ruled out of the T20I series due to a groin injury, remains unavailable for selection as she continues her rehabilitation. 

Similar to the shorter format, the Proteas Women will head into the 50-over encounters with a dominant record over the Tigresses from Bangladesh, with South Africa claiming 16 victories in the 18 encounters between the two nations. 

The first ODI gets underway on the Day of Reconciliation (Saturday, 16 December) at the Buffalo Park Stadium in East London from 14h00 SAST. 

Proteas Women Squad – Inbound Tour vs Bangladesh: 

Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans) (Captain), Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans), Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mieke de Ridder* (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (DP World Lions), Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans), Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans), Eliz-Mari Marx (Fidelity Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tumi Sekhukhune (DP World Lions), Delmi Tucker (Western Province)

*Uncapped players

Proteas Women Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez commented: 

“We extend heartfelt congratulations to the selected players for the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh. Each athlete has demonstrated exceptional skill, commitment and hunger to succeed for their country. 

“Special mention goes to the promising Eliz-Mari Marx, earning her maiden call-up—a testament to her talent and potential. We believe this squad is well-equipped to deliver an outstanding performance on the field.”

Proteas Women head coach, Hilton Moreeng said: 

“I am very happy that we can continue to bring youngsters in to add to the experience we have. We know what is at stake, with both teams having successful ODI series recently, so for us, it’s to make sure, particularly on home soil and after the way we started the T20Is, we can improve on that. 

“It’s a different ball game now; it’s the ODIs and there’s a lot at stake regarding qualification for the World Cup, so with the experience that we brought in now, we as a team feel very confident going into the series.

“We know what the six points will mean for us because post this tour, we will be finishing the year on a high, especially after the way the year started. We just want to ensure we stay focused, stick to our disciplines and execute on the day,” the coach concluded. 

Fixtures – South Africa Inbound Tour vs Bangladesh 2023/24 

50-over Warm-Up Match: 

Tuesday, 12 December @ 10h00 SAST

SA Emerging vs Bangladesh XI (Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein) 

One-Day International  Series – ICC Women’s Championship:

Saturday, 16 December @ 14h00 SAST

1st ODI – South Africa vs Bangladesh (Buffalo Park, East London)

Wednesday, 20 December @ 14h00 SAST

2nd ODI – South Africa vs Bangladesh (JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom)

Saturday, 23 December  @ 14h00 SAST

3rd ODI –  South Africa vs Bangladesh (Willowmoore Park, Benoni)

 

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