Andrie Steyn will miss the rest of the Proteas’ World Cup campaign after sustaining an ankle injury during training.
The 20-year-old will be replaced in the squad by Odine Kirsten, who has played nine ODIs for the Proteas.
Steyn’s replacement in the squad was approved by the event technical committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairperson), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (tournament director), Alan Fordham (host representative), Anjum Chopra and Alison Mitchell (both independent nominees).
Kirsten, who has played nine ODIs for the Proteas, has taken nine wickets and scored 35 runs. The 22-year-old has also played two T20Is, taking one wicket and scoring five runs.
The Proteas Women are currently fourth on the Women’s World Cup log, after playing four games with two wins, one loss and one no-result.
Their next game is against India in Leicester on Saturday, 8 July.
Proteas ICC Women’s World Cup squad: Dané van Niekerk (captain), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain), Trisha Chetty (wicketkeeper), Moseline Daniels, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Laura Wolvaardt, Odine Kirsten