Laura Wolvaardt to Lead Dynamic South African Women’s Squad in Australia Tour

Meet the dynamic South African women’s cricket squad, led by Laura Wolvaardt, as they embark on an exciting multi-format tour against Australia.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has unveiled a formidable 15-player women’s squad for the white-ball segment of the multi-format tour against Australia, set to take place from January 27 to February 18. Led by skipper Laura Wolvaardt, the squad features experienced all-rounders Marizanne Kapp and Chloé Tryon, both familiar faces in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

Despite a recent hiatus due to a groin injury, Chloé Tryon’s return adds a wealth of experience and match-winning skills to the squad. Fast bowler Ayanda Hlubi, earning her maiden ODI call-up after an impressive debut against Bangladesh, brings additional firepower to the team.

Head coach Hilton Moreeng expressed confidence in the well-balanced and competitive squad, a mix of youth and experience. The team, departing for Australia on January 17-18, aims to build on their successful 2023 campaign and set the stage for a promising tour.

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The squad’s readiness for the first-ever Test match between the two nations will be confirmed during the ODI series. The red-ball contest is scheduled from February 15 to 18 at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Clinton du Preez, Proteas Women Convenor of Selectors, highlighted the squad’s eagerness to compete and contribute positively. South Africa, in pursuit of their first win over Australia across all formats, faces a challenging record but remains optimistic about making history during the white-ball encounters.

IANS