New Zealand named their squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 taking place in the West Indies as Suzie Bates steps down as the captain of the White Ferns ahead of the tournament.
The Proteas Women came down from the high of beating England to another abject defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Tri-Nations series.
England bounced back from defeat against the Proteas Women to beat the New Zealand Women by 54 runs.
It’s been a record-breaking year in women’s T20Is, with five of the six highest totals in history being recorded in 2018.
Backed by two big hundreds, New Zealand Women amassed 490-4 – the highest total in all ODI cricket – to smash records and Ireland Women by 346 runs in Dublin.
Despite heavy rain expected in Derby, Proteas Women skipper Dané van Niekerk is confident of sealing another victory against New Zealand.
Mignon du Preez dug in to see the Proteas Women through to their second ODI win against the New Zealanders.
The Proteas Women have gone 4-1 down in the seven-match series to the White Ferns, after losing by 95 runs at Boland Park on Wednesday.
New Zealand Women have gone 3-1 up in the seven-match series, after needing just 28.2 overs to see off the Proteas’ 194.
The Proteas Women went from 115-5 to 115 all out, to lose to New Zealand Women by 12 runs in the first ODI.