Dane van Niekerk will miss the ODI series against the West Indies and the Women’s World Cup after suffering a freak injury.
The Proteas Women’s captain fractured her left ankle last week after slipping on a wet surface at home and will be sidelined for a minimum of three months.
A replacement captain has not been named.
On Thursday, CSA named a 21-player training squad ahead of the four-match ODI series against the West Indies at the Wanderers.
Uncapped Western Province batter Delmari Tucker has been called up with spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe also returning to the squad.
“We are delighted to come together as a group again in the new year to prepare for the West Indies tour and, most importantly, for the upcoming World Cup,” said convenor of selectors Clinton du Preez.
“This is a great opportunity for the coaches to work with this strong group of players and strategically set out the plan for the upcoming series and then moving into the World Cup.
“Losing Dane is massive for the team and the country, we will sorely miss her leadership and all-round cricket abilities,” he added. “I would like to wish her all the best with her recovery and a smooth and seamless return to the national team.”
Proteas Women’s training camp squad: Anneke Bosch (North West Dragons), Tazmin Brits (North West Dragons), Trisha Chetty (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mignon du Preez (Titans), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Sinalo Jafta (Western Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (Central Gauteng Lions), Masabata Klaas (North West Dragons), Lizelle Lee (North West Dragons), Sune Luus (Titans Ladies), Nonkululeko Mlaba (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Central Gauteng Lions), Tumi Sekhukhune (Central Gauteng Lions) Nondumiso Shangase (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Delmari Tucker (Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province)
Proteas Women vs West Indies Women ODI series:
1st ODI – Friday, 28 January (2pm)
2nd ODI – Monday, 31 January (10am)
3rd ODI – Thursday, 3 February (2pm)
4th ODI – Sunday, 6 February (10am)