Cape Town - The Proteas Women have hit the reset button and are
looking forward to the start of their three-match One-Day International Series
against India on Wednesday.
Head coach Hilton Moreeng's team ended the the
six-match 20-over sequence on a high note with a record 105-run victory after
dismissing the hosts for their lowest ever score of 70 runs on home
That ended an otherwise disappointing series with something
to build on - the South Africans going down 3-1 in Surat.
congratulated the team for the way they showed character after a very tough
tour thus far.
commend them in all departments and how everything just clicked on the last T20
international match," the coach said.
was a display of the kind of quality cricket that we are working towards ahead
of the ICC T20 World Cup next year and all we need to do is make sure we are
consistent in that brand of cricket moving into the ODI series against India.”
The last time the sides met in the 50-over format was in
February 2018 in South Africa where India won the ODI series 2-1.
The Proteas hope to secure a win in Vadodara where they
arrived on Monday for
what is the final lap of training sessions ahead of the
first game, to be played at the Reliance International Stadium.
was pleased with how the first day of practice went.
first day of practice was simply to make sure that everybody acclimatises
themselves to the conditions in Vadodara and also observe what the wicket does,
so that it gives us an indication of how we need to adapt our game plan going
forward," he said.
far as conditions go leading to the first ODI game, they are a bit more on the
slower side and the players need some adjusting to the heat, so it was good to
get an opportunity in the nets under the blazing heat.
a team it was a good day to give everyone an opportunity to get the feel of the
field, all in all, day one of three of the training sessions was good building
into the ODI matches."
also spoke positively about the return of experienced players Marizanne Kapp
and Trisha Chetty.
added: “Experienced players and seasoned campaigners often know what it takes
to be able to compete in these conditions, they have played a lot of cricket
here and I think with these two inclusions to the ODI squad gives us the edge
as far as experience is concerned in a format that we feel we are more
established in as a team.
also impressed with how the youngsters are going, they are working hard and are
adapting to the experience they gathered in the recent T20 series, it was good
for them and I trust that they can take the experience into the ODI series and
keep growing from there.”
first ODI will be broadcast live on SuperSport 2 from 05h20 to 13h30 (CAT).
Sune Luus (Northerns, Capt),
Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng),
Ayabonga Khaka (Gauteng), Lara Goodall (WP), Marizanne Kapp (EP), Lizelle Lee
(North West), Nonkululeko Mlaba (KZN Coastal), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West),
Nondumiso Shangase (KZN Coastal), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lara Wolvaardt
9: 1st ODI
October 11: 2nd ODI
14: 3rd ODI
- Cricket South Africa