South Africa have revealed 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Women’s World Twenty20 championship on Caribbean soil. Dane Van Niekerk will be leading Proteas women in the stand-alone sixth edition of WT20 kicking off on November 9th.
Shabnim Ismail and Trisha Chetty who were not the part of national team that visited West Indies earlier this month, have been included for the International Cricket Council’s show piece event.
CSK chief Thabang Moroe wishes the team all the best for wwt20 2018 and he said, “They reached the semi-final of this tournament in Bangladesh in 2014 and came agonisingly close to a first appearance in a final in last year’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England.”
“The time has now arrived for [the team] to take that next step forward and get into the championship match. They can take a lot of justifiable confidence out of their recently completed tour of the West Indies where they drew both the ODI and T20 series against their hosts who are the defending champions for the ICC World T20,” as quoted by icc-cricket.com.
Let’s have a look at the South African T20 squad for women’s twenty20 world cup 2018.
South Africa Women T20 Squad
Dane van Niekerk (Captain), Lizelle Lee, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt, Chloe Tryon,Zintle Mali, Robyn Searle, Sune Luus, Saarah Smith, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez.
South Africa is placed in group A along with hosts Windies, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh teams. Team will play their first game of tournament against Sri Lanka on 12th November at Darren Sammy Ground in Gros Islet.
Can this South Africa team win 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 championship?