Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, South Africa squad: Full team list, reserve players & injury updates for SA
South Africa World Cup squad: here are the full team list, reserve players, and injury updates for hosts South Africa for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup.
South Africa qualified for the World Cup automatically by virtue of their hosting rights. Pitted in Group A alongside Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka, they will play their league matches at Newlands in Cape Town; at Boland Park in Paarl; and at the St George’s Park Cricket Ground, in Gqeberha.
In 2022, South Africa won 2-1 in Ireland but were swept 0-3 in England. At the Commonwealth Games that followed, they lost to New Zealand and England before beating Sri Lanka.
In the ongoing tri-nation tournament at home, they have so far lost to India but beaten the West Indies twice. The fourth league match, against India, was washed out after two balls. They will meet India in the final.
South Africa have left out veterans Dane van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty, both of whom had been nursing injuries, from their World Cup squad. They have includes Delmi Tucker, who debuted last June, along with uncapped cricketers Annerie Dercksen and Tebogo Macheke.
Sune Luus will lead South Africa at the World Cup, with Chloe Tryon as her deputy. The other seniors – Shabnim Ismail (the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the format), Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt – all feature. In Chetty’s absence, Sinalo Jafta and Macheke will be the two wicketkeepers of the squad.
South Africa World Cup squad: Full team list, reserve players, injury updates
Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Sinalo Jafta (wk), Tebogo Macheke (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Delmi Tucker.
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