Four senior players have been dropped for the incoming tour of Sri Lanka, which will comprise a three-match T20 series as well as a three-match ICC Women’s Championship One-Day International series across four venues.
Opening batsman Laura Wolvaardt, all-rounder Suné Luus, spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe and veteran wicket-taker Trisha Chetty have all dropped out, with Faye Tunnicliffe, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk and Lara Goodall returning at their expense.
Western Province’s Saarah Smith also makes a return after recovering from a fractured finger during the World T20.
Goodall has not seen international action since taking part in the World Cup qualifiers in early 2017, but her efforts over the past two seasons for her province, in the National Academy as well as the SA Emerging team have convinced the selectors to give her another call-up as they begin the search for the 2020 T20 World Cup squad.
Brits and De Klerk’s last international appearances were in June and February 2018 respectively, the latter taking the remainder of the year off to complete her matric year.
Starting on 1 February, Sri Lanka’s visit will include three T20Is and three ODIs across four venues. The squad will gather for a pre-tour camp from Saturday 26 January in Cape Town.
South Africa ODI squad vs Sri Lanka: Dané van Niekerk (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Saarah Smith, Tumi Sekhukhune, Zintle Mali, Faye Tunnicliffe, Masabata Klaas, Andrie Steyn
South Africa T20I squad vs Sri Lanka: Dané van Niekerk (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Saarah Smith, Tumi Sekhukhune, Zintle Mali, Faye Tunnicliffe, Masabata Klaas, Nadine de Klerk
Sri Lanka Tour to South Africa Match Schedule
1 February – 1st T20I (Cape Town)
3 February – 2nd T20I (Johannesburg)
6 February – 3rd T20I (Centurion)
ICC Women’s Championship ODI series
9 February – Warm Up Match, TBC v Sri Lanka (Potchefstroom)
11 February – 1st ODI (Potchefstroom)
14 February – 2nd ODI (Potchefstroom)
17 February – 3rd ODI (Potchefstroom)