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Lizelle Lee has been withdrawn from the tour after failing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
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