Andrie Steyn replaces injured Anneke Bosch in South Africa’s World Cup 2022 squad

South Africa women’s cricket team will enter the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup next month as one of the favourites. With a streak of 5 consecutive ODI Series wins, the team is looking in good form ahead of the big tournament, but no race is complete without challenges, and it hasn’t either for the Proteas women.

Last month, the team suffered a huge blow when the absence of the team’s regular captain Dané van Niekerk from the World Cup squad was confirmed due to a freak injury, making Suné Luus, the stand-in captain for the team. Today, in another big blow, the team’s all-rounder Anneke Bosch who was a traveling reserve for the World Cup has been ruled out after fracturing her right thumb.

 

Andrie Steyn replaces injured Anneke Bosch in South Africa’s World Cup 2022 squad
Andrie Steyn replaces injured Anneke Bosch in South Africa’s World Cup 2022 squad

 

Confirming the news and announcing Andrie Steyn as her replacement in the traveling reserves, Cricket South Africa released an official statement stating

“The 28-year old will be replaced by the top-order batter, Andrie Steyn in the traveling 18-player squad,”

Andrie Steyn who replaced Bosch in the playing XI for the last ODI of West Indies tour to the country as well, made a half-century in the match, guiding Proteas to their 5th consecutive ODI series win.

Momentum Proteas 2022 World Cup squad:

Suné Luus (captain), Chloé Tryon , Ayabonga Khaka , Lara Goodall , Laura Wolvaardt , Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune.

Traveling reserves:

Andrie Steyn, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe

South Africa’s schedule for Group Stage of 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup

Date Against Venue
5-03-22 Bangladesh University Oval, Dunedin
     11-03-22 Pakistan Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
14-03-22 England Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
17-03-22 New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton
22-03-22 Australia Basin Reserve, Wellington
24-03-22 West Indies Basin Reserve, Wellington
27-03-22 India Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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