On 26th April, Cricket South Africa named the squad for Pakistan tour and announced that Sune Luus will captain South African’s side for the limited-over series against Pakistan Women. As Dane van Niekerk, the regular captain, continues her recovery from a stress fracture of the right femur, Luus will stand in for both the formats in the upcoming series.
Making the announcement, Convenor of selectors, Clinton du Preez said: “We are excited with the squad of players selected for the upcoming series and have considered options for both ODI and T20 squads with the latter being a focus for the T20 World Cup preparation. We once again miss some key players, but there is a great opportunity for players to stake their claim for more consistent positions in the team. The return of Sinalo Jafta and a potential new cap Nondumiso Shangase gives us an opportunity to look at our depth and options in various positions, while having senior players returning also bolsters the team.
“On behalf of the selection panel, I would like to wish coach Hilton Moreeng, his management and the team all the best for the tour.”
The squads for both formats are as follows –
ODI Squad: Suné Luus (captain), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain), Lizelle Lee, Andrie Steyn, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnim Ismail, Mignon du Preez, Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine De Klerk, Zintle Mali, Nondumiso Shangase, Sinalo Jafta
T20I Squad: Suné Luus (captain), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain), Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnim Ismail, Mignon du Preez, Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine De Klerk, Moseline Daniels, Nondumiso Shangase, Sinalo Jafta
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