Raisibe Ntozakhe and Nadine De Klerk received call-ups to the Proteas Women’s squad for their final series in Potchefstroom.
Ntozakhe and De Klerk will form part of the squad for the quadrangular series which will run from 7-21 May 2017. This will be their final series prior to the World Cup and will involve India, Zimbabwe and Ireland.
Proteas Women’s coach Hilton Moreeng said: ‘We’re really looking forward to the next few weeks in Potchefstroom against good opposition. We’ll be using this series as our last chance at ironing out any last-minute creases that we might spot ahead of the World Cup. The inclusion of Raisibe (Ntozakhe) and Nadine (de Klerk) just goes to show that the opportunities are there, one only needs to step up and grab them when they come. I’m really excited to see what these two youngsters have to bring to the side.’
Proteas Women’s captain Dané van Niekerk emphasised the benefit of match practice rather than training in the lead-up to the World Cup which begins on June 24th in England.
‘It’s been a bit of a gap between international series for us and I’m really keen to get going,’ she commented. ‘Having a quadrangular series as a way to prepare for the World Cup is really exciting and is definitely going to go a lot further than any number of training camps that we may have had instead.
The team begin the quadrangular series against Zimbabwe on 7 May.
Proteas Women ODI squad:
Dané van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Lizelle Lee (North West), Suné Luus (Northerns), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Ayabonga Khaka (Border), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Mignon du Preez (Northenrs), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal), Moseline Daniels (Boland), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns).
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