Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced the 15-strong Proteas women’s squad that will face New Zealand in a seven-match,
One-Day International (ODI) series from October 8-24, 2016.
The tour will be
hosted between Kimberley and Paarl with the first three matches taking place at
the Diamond Oval and the remaining four at Boland Park and Coertzenberg Oval.
The first three ODI’s will form part of the ICC Women’s
Championship, the qualifier tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in
England next year. South Africa are currently number five on the log with
Australia’s Southern Stars having already secured their place in the big
tournament. New Zealand are currently in fourth place.
This series will be new captain, Dané van Niekerk’s first attempt
at the helm and she is looking forward to getting the new season off to a
“I’m really excited to get the season started,” she said.
“Right now there aren’t any nerves, but I’m sure that the closer we get to the
series the more anxious I’ll get, but for me that will be a good thing. I’ve
seen the way the team have prepared over the winter and I’ve watched the series
against Ireland and I’m very excited to lead this group of highly motivated
“It’s definitely not going to be an easy task taking on New
Zealand, but I’m sure that we have the team to do the job and it’s just a
question of us doing the right things and sticking to the basics and I’m sure
we’ll do well. We want to seal our place in next year’s World Cup and this series
is just another step towards that goal.”
Coach, Hilton Moreeng is mindful of the importance of this
series and expressed his excitement especially with it being the first
stand-alone series between the two countries.
“We relish playing against competitive sides like New
Zealand, as it is a true test of our capabilities and where we are as a squad,”
“As a team, we are focused on improving on our strengths to
ensure that we remain competitive.
“Playing against Ireland showed us what we are capable of
and it also relieved a bit of that pre-season tension that a few players had.
We are an optimistic side and are looking forward to adding another tick to our
to-do list for the World Cup next year.”
Shabnim Ismail nor Trisha Chetty were considered for selection as they are
currently subject to a disciplinary hearing in terms of CSA’s Code of
CSA will make a further announcement once the disciplinary
process is complete.
Proteas ODI team vs New Zealand:
Dané van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Laura Wolvaardt
(Western Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern
Province), Lizelle Lee (North West), Suné Luus (Northerns), Chloe Tryon
(KwaZulu-Natal), Dinesha Devnarain (KwaZulu-Natal), Odine Kirsten (Northerns),
Ayabonga Khaka (Border), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Lara Goodall (Western
Province), Sinalo Jafta (North West), Andrie Steyn* (Western Provine)
*Steyn to replace Wolvaardt in the Paarl/Cape Town leg.
Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach), Clinton du Preez (Manager),
Salieg Nackerdien (Assistant Coach), Russell Clarke (Fitness Trainer), Abram
Ramoadi (Video Analyst), Molebatsi Theletsane (Physiotherapist)
Saturday, October 8, First ODI, Kimberley
Tuesday, October 11, Second ODI, Kimberley
Thursday, October 13, Third ODI, Kimberley
Monday, October 17, Fourth ODI, Paarl
Wednesday, October 19, Fifth ODI, Stellenbosch
Saturday, October 22, Sixth ODI, Paarl
Monday, October 24, Seventh ODI, Paarl