Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee return to South African squad for England Series starting June 27

Cricket South Africa have announced a 15-member squad for Test and ODIs against England. South Africa will tour England for a multi-format series which will see one-off Test, three ODIs and as many T20Is. The series will be played from June 27 to July 25.

 

Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee return to South African squad for England Series starting June 27
Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee return to South African squad for England Series starting June 27. PC: Getty Images

 

Squad: Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Lizelle Lee, Suné Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Andrie Steyn, Chloé Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt

Squad Profile

Anneke Bosch: She is a batting all-rounder, who has featured in nine ODIs since her international debut in 2016. She is a right-handed batter and a right arm seamer. She has scored 111 runs in six innings, including one half-century and accounted for a solitary wicket in five innings. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Trisha Chetty: She is a wicketkeeper and a right-handed batter. With 131 ODIs under her belt, she is one of the most experienced players in the side. She has registered 2679 runs, including 16 half-centuries. Behind the stumps, she has claimed 181 dismissals. Apart from this, she has featured in a couple of Tests and has scored 93 runs, including one half-century.

Nadine de Klerk: She is an all-rounder, who is a right-handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. In her 18 ODIs so far, she has registered 129 runs in 14 innings and claimed 18 wickets in as many innings. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Lara Goodall: She is a left-handed top order bat, having featured in 40 ODIs for South Africa since her debut in 2016. She has scored 686 runs in 34 innings, including three half centuries and the best score of 93 not out. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Shabnim Ismail: She is the bowling spearhead of South Africa. The right arm speedster is one of the best in the business. With 189 wickets in 124 ODI innings, she is the leading wicket-taker of South Africa. A good new ball bowler, she has lethal bouncers in her repertoire. She has also featured in one Test and has three wickets to her name.

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Sinalo Jafta: She is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batter. She has featured in 16 ODIs for South Africa since her debut in 2016. She has batted in 11 innings and scored 82 runs, including the best of 28 not out. Behind the stumps, she has accounted for nine dismissals. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Marizanne Kapp: She is one of the best all-rounders in the world of women’s cricket. She is a right-handed middle order batter and a right arm seamer. She has scored 2220 runs in 106 ODI innings and struck with 146 wickets in 120 innings. She has also played one Test and scored 19 runs. She is yet to pick up a Test wicket.

Ayabonga Khaka: She is a right arm seamer who can bowl well with the new ball as well as in the middle overs. She is consistent with her lines and lengths and is an economical bowler. She has accounted for 110 wickets across 84 ODIs, including one five-wicket haul and two four-wicket hauls. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Lizelle Lee: She is an attacking right-handed opening batter. She has registered 3315 runs in 99 ODI innings, including 23 half-centuries and three centuries. She has also featured in one Test, however has not stamped her authority in the longest format. Apart from her prolific batting ability, she can also keep wickets.

Suné Luus: The all-rounder has featured in 103 ODIs since her international debut in 2012. The right-handed batter has scored 1779 runs and claimed 115 wickets, bowling leg spin. She has 13 half-centuries, five fifers and three four-wicket hauls to her credit. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Nonkululeko Mlaba: She is a left arm spinner, who made her international debut in 2019. She has featured in eight ODIs since her debut in the format in 2021. She has accounted for four wickets including the best of 41/2. She can also open the bowling. She is yet to make her Test debut.

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Tumi Sekhukhune: She is a right arm seamer, who has played 24 ODIs for South Africa since her debut in 2018. She has picked up 20 wickets, including the best of 20/2. She is known for her consistency with lines and lengths and can control the middle passage of play. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Andrie Steyn: She is a right-handed opening batter, who made her international debut in 2014. Since then, she has played 36 ODIs for South Africa. She has scored 884 runs in 35 innings, including the best of 117. She has one century and six half-centuries to her name. She is yet to make her Test debut.

Chloé Tryon: She is a hard hitting right-handed middle order bat and is one of the best finishers in the team. She has played 94 ODIs. She has muscled 1486 runs in 76 innings at a strike rate of 98. Apart from her batting, she is more than a handy left arm spinner and has 41 wickets in 66 innings to her name. She is an excellent fielder too. She has also featured in one Test, scored 30 not out and picked up a wicket.

Laura Wolvaardt: The right-handed opening batter has played 77 ODIs since her international debut in 2016. She has mustered 3039 runs in 76 innings, including 27 half-centuries and three centuries. She has been one of the most prolific batters for South Africa in recent times. She is yet to make her Test debut.

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