Kapp, Lee, Jafta Named In South Africa ODI And Test Teams For Tour Of England


Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee and Sinalo Jafta have been included in the South African women’s squad to play their first Test in over seven years, against England later this month. The trio missed the cue ball tour to Ireland – Kapp after contracting covid-19 for the fourth time but have been named in both the Test and ODI squad for the England series. The T20 team, along with the pool for the Commonwealth Games, will be named next month.
South Africa last played a Test against India in Mysore in 2014 and four of the members of that XI – Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Lizelle Lee and Chloe Tryon – are in the current squad. Only one other current South African player has appeared in a Test, Shabnim Ismail in 2007 against the Netherlands, meaning South Africa will field at least six debutants against England in Taunton. Chetty is the only player to have two test caps.
Dane van Niekerk, the other current South African player to have played a Test, remains unavailable for selection as she continues to recover from the ankle injury that has sidelined her since January. She has returned to training with the goal of being available for the T20Is and the Commonwealth Games. Masabata Klaas, who injured his shoulder in the World Cup, is also unavailable. Tazmin Brits, Raisibe Ntozakhe and Delmi Tucker, who are participating in the ongoing series against Ireland, will return home.

South Africa will play a red ball warm-up match next week, in preparation for the Test.

“With the red ball, the main thing is to find our feet again as a team in the format and we take it one day at a time, then we can only progress and players can have a chance to get into a three-pointer.” preparation for the day,” said coach Hilton Moreeng. “Those who didn’t get a chance when we got back home can also start taking aim with the red ball. Posting that we know we are heading into ODI cricket and the T20Is to prepare for the Commonwealth Games.”
South Africa beat Ireland 2-1 in the T20I series and led the one-day series, which is part of the ICC Women’s Championship, 2-0. Their games against England are not part of the Women’s Championship (South Africa must host England for Women’s Championship games), but they are an opportunity to solidify their strategy as a team.

“We’re happy to be able to come to Ireland and be able to play in these conditions which are similar to where we’re going. It’s been very good and what’s exciting is that the crop of youngsters has started to pick up.” Performances Now that we’re going to England, we know we’re going to start with a format that most of them haven’t played in a long time, apart from the preparation we’ve had, so it’s an exciting time, especially as youngsters. cricketer on the team,” Moreeng said.

“We’re up against a very competitive team, a team that plays well in their conditions. It’s going to be difficult as we go forward, but at the end of the day, we’re excited about the group we’ve got and now we have a chance against the power hosts. win a series in England”.

South African squad for the tour of England (Test and ODI): Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty (week), Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus (capt), Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Andrie Steyn, Chloé Tryon, Laura wolvaardt




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