The uncapped Delmi Tucker has been included in the Proteas 15-player squad for their white-ball tour of Ireland.
Tucker, a batting all-rounder for Western Province, has been rewarded for an excellent domestic season in which she scored 409 runs in white-ball cricket and took 15 wickets with her right-arm off-spin.
The 24-year-old also fired for the SA Emerging side during last year’s matches against Zimbabwe and Thailand.
The players missing from the squad that went to the World Cup are wicketkeeper-batter Sinalo Jafta, all-rounder Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee (all recuperating from respiratory illness), experienced seamer Masabata Klaas (right shoulder injury) and Mignon du Preez (retired from ODI and Test cricket).
Three of the incoming players were World Cup travelling reserves – spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe, bowling all-rounder Nadine de Klerk and top-order batter Andrie Steyn – while Anneke Bosch, who was a late withdrawal from the World Cup squad due to a fractured right thumb, is back.
Dané van Niekerk returned to individual training this month but is still unavailable for selection as she continues her rehabilitation from a left ankle fracture.
Proteas squad: Anneke Bosch (Dragons), Tazmin Brits (Dragons), Trisha Chetty (KZN Coastal), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (KZN Coastal), Ayabonga Khaka (Lions), Sune Luus (Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (KZN Coastal), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Lions), Tumi Sekhukhune (Lions), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Chloe Tryon (KZN Coastal), Delmi Tucker (Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province).
Proteas Women’s tour of Ireland:
3 June: 1st T20I, Pembroke, Dublin
6 June: 2nd T20I, Pembroke, Dublin
8 June: 3rd T20I, Pembroke, Dublin
11 June: 1st ODI, Clontarf, Dublin
14 June: 2nd ODI, Clontarf, Dublin
17 June: 3rd ODI, Clontarf¸ Dublin