South Africa women’s lead trainer Hilton Moreeng has pronounced South Africa’s status for their visit to India in front of their take-off throughout the end of the week. The South Africa national women’s team will leave the nation on Sunday for an excursion that involves five T20 Internationals and three one-day internationals.
The adventure shapes a significant piece of arrangements for one year from now’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia just before some 50-over activity in front of crunch installations in the International Women’s Championship (IWC) program away to New Zealand and at home to Australia.
“It will be very exciting to see how things go in India where we are playing against one of the top teams and in their conditions,” Head Coach Moreeng said.
“If we can do well, I think it can set us up nicely for the season ahead, including our IWC series against New Zealand in January.”
The South African Women have been working diligently in the course of recent months planning for the season ahead. They invested energy at the Powerade National Academy in Pretoria, with numerous likewise partaking in an Emerging Series against their Bangladesh partners. All the more as of late they met up for 10 days for a preparation camp in Pietermaritzburg to wrap up prepares of the visit.
“Maritzburg was very good for us. It was sort of a pre-season for us as a team. A lot of the focus was on skill work, not just at the camp, but throughout the pre-season at all the different levels”, Moreeng added.
“In Maritzburg, we brought everyone together and it was a very good exercise for us ahead of India. Again, it’s a World Cup season and it’s very important for us to improve. We want to have a better season ahead, thus the camps and all the planning.
“The preparation building up to India has been very good. Playing Bangladesh (in the Emerging Series) was important because we will face similar bowlers in India,” Moreeng told to ESPN Cricinfo.
“In Maritzburg we also practiced in slow and low conditions. The planning has been spot on, now it’s about execution in those tough conditions. But we have given ourselves a good chance.”
The South Africans persevered through a poor 2018 T20 World Cup in the West Indies, where they neglected to advance from their gathering. This time around they will go for much better and the excursion to India will help those arrangements.
“The bigger picture is always the World Cup…knowing what is coming, how you’re going to test yourself there against a very good team that knows the conditions well,” Moreeng explained. “This tour to India will also about giving youngsters an opportunity knowing that you want to continue growing the team because we know that World Cups are going to come thick and fast now. IWC is also crucial. It’s two-fold for us.”
Moreeng additionally accepts his squad is currently in a vastly improved space as far as profundity contrasted with a year back. The visiting gathering was named this past Monday with new faces like Anneke Bosch – who last played for her nation about three years back – and uncapped Nonkululeko Mlaba. There was likewise an arrival for senior players Ayabonga Khaka and Trisha Chetty after wounds.
“The youngsters are coming through and I think we can safely say that we have three players per position that are competing,” Moreeng adds.
“This puts us in a better position compared to where we were 12 months ago.
“We also have to look at 2021 when there are another 50 overs World Cup, so have to be thinking long-term. The youngsters coming through also have a great opportunity to play alongside the experienced girls in the squad, remember some of these girls are playing in T20 leagues and lining up alongside these players is of huge benefit.
“It’s a really exciting time for young girls to be involved in cricket.”
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