SA women asked to field in first T20 at Newlands

2019-02-01 13:02
Newlands pitch
Newlands pitch (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas women have been asked to field first against Sri Lanka in their first international fixture of 2019.

With the team beginning the building blocks to the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, they have selected young players to get their series started, giving Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall and Tazmin Brits the nod.

Lizelle Lee has been withdrawn from the tour after failing to meet the team’s fitness standards. Andrie Steyn has been named as her replacement from the Johannesburg T20 onwards. Laura Wolvaardt will come in as back up for today’s match.

Zintle Mali is out of the series with a grade one strain of the quadriceps muscle, but will remain in the camp as she works with the team’s physiotherapist Molebatsi Theletsani to be fit for the ODI series.

South Africa T20 series squad:

Dané van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Tazmin Brits (North West), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Saarah Smith (Western Province), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Faye Tunnicliffe (wicket-keeper, Boland), Masabata Klaas (North West), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns)

Fixtures v Sri Lanka:

Friday, February 1, 1st T20 - Newlands

Sunday, February 3, 2nd T20 - Wanderers

Wednesday, February 6, 3rd T20 - Centurion

Monday, February 11, 1st ODI - Senwes Park

Thursday, February 14, 2nd ODI - Senwes Park

Sunday, February 17, 3rd ODI - Senwes Park

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