South Africa’s Squad for the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Announced

The inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup is just around the corner and Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced their Oluhle Siyo-led squad of 15+2 which has been briefed right below. The squad in their lead-up to the upcoming, mega ICC event is scheduled to play in the CSA Women’s Super League and a 5-match T20 series against India.

Oluhle Siyo to lead South Africa in U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023. PC; Twitter
Oluhle Siyo to lead South Africa in U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. PC; Twitter

South Africa’s squad for the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup :

Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Simone Lourens, Anica Swart, Karabo Meso, Madison Landsman (VC), Oluhle Siyo (C), Kayla Reyneke, Jenna Evans, Miane Smit, Ayanda Hlubi, Seshnie Naidu, Refilwe Moncho, Mona Lisa Legodi, Nthabiseng Nini, Jemma Botha

Non-traveling reserves: Caitlin Wyngaard, Diara Ramlakan

CSA High-Performance Manager, Vincent Barnes, said, “This is the first time that ICC will be hosting an U19 Women’s World Cup, so naturally, there’s loads of excitement within the women’s camp, especially now that we are hosting the prestigious event.”

Head Coach, Dinesha Devnarain, said, “This inaugural event comes with a lot of responsibility for us as coaches and players. As custodians of the game, custodians of our country, we ought to be patriotic and know that we can make the country proud. I hope we stick to our performance benchmarks and the brand of cricket we want to play.

“We understand fear can be nerve-wracking and we want to channel it into an opportunity to drive us to our performances. Our aim is to do our best in the competition and take this as far as we possibly can; that’s any coaches’ dream. I want these young women to play the brand of cricket that we’ve developed and worked hard on, to go and go and showcase their skills and take as many learnings from the experience.”

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The CSA organized, Women’s T20 Super League (WSL) on return, is scheduled to run from the 12th to the 16th of December and the season this time around will see a new team feature in South Africa U-19 and the move is an appreciative one as the team couldn’t have asked for a better lead-up to the mega, home ICC assignment in waiting.

It’ll be the same squad of 15+2 who’ll feature in the WSL competing for the SA U-19 squad across 6 games before they play the in-form India U-19 team in a 5-match home series right before their World Cup campaign.

South Africa placed in group D in the ICC event is scheduled to play their opener against India on the 14th of January (Saturday) and will then play Scotland and the United Arab Emirates on the 16th (Monday) and 18th (Wednesday) of January respectively.

The management touring alongside the youth squad will be led by head coach, Dinesha Devnarain who’ll be joined by Angélique Taai (Assistant Coach), Matshipi Letsoalo (Manageress), Sheenagh Jordaan (Physiotherapist), Stacey Hercules (Strength and Conditioning), Adele van Eck (Video Analyst), and Dhavina Naidoo (Team Doctor).

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