Cricket South Africa on Thursday announced two changes to the Proteas Women’s squad for the World T20 from 9-24 November in the West Indies.
Raisibe Ntozakhe has been replaced by Yolani Fourie, a right-hand off-spinner from Gauteng, after she was withdrawn from the squad while she works on remodelling her bowling action.
Saarah Smith has been replaced by Moseline Daniels after she sustained a proximal phalanx basal fracture on her pinkie finger during a practice session last Saturday. It will take four to six weeks to heal.
‘It’s very unfortunate,’ said coach Hilton Moreeng. ‘We feel her pain as one of our squad members who worked extremely hard through the winter to find herself in her very first World Cup. To end it so prematurely for her it’s very disappointing and we wish her a speedy recovery and we know that she will make a good come back. She’s got a strong head on her shoulders.
‘Moseline Daniels and Yolani Fourie are both suitable replacements, players who have both been to World Cups before, so we will have that experience to fall back on and we know that they will be able to add value to the team from game one.’
The sixth edition of the 10-team tournament will take place across three venues – Antigua, Saint Lucia and Guyana. It is also the first ever stand-alone women’s World T20.
South Africa will play in Group A in St Lucia against defending champions West Indies, England, Sri Lanka and World Cup Qualifier winners Bangladesh. Group B comprises Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland.
All of the Proteas matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport.
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