Yolani Fourie and Moseline Daniels have replaced Raisibe Ntozakhe and Saarah Smith, respectively, in South Africa’s squad for this month’s Womens’ World Twenty20.
Fourie is a 29-year-old spinner, who hasn’t played international cricket since February 2017. She has gathered a fine stretch of form for Gauteng this season, including a telling haul of four for 31 against Border. This was complemented by a telling three-for against Northerns earlier this year.
She has also played one Test and nine T20Is, but is more experienced in the intermediate format of the international game with 15 appearances.
More than half of her dozen ODI wickets have come against Sri Lanka, but none in the Caribbean, where the World Twenty20 will be played.
Daniels is a 28-year-old left-arm seamer, who made her international debut in 2010. She has since gathered 33 ODIs, but hasn’t played the format for the Proteas since July 2017.
A four-for against the Netherlands and three-for against Australia epitomise her talent, but high bowling averages against India, England, Ireland and Sri Lanka reveal an inability to secure breakthroughs regularly enough.
She has toured Australia, England, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and other countries, but also hasn’t played in the Caribbean. Variations – slower deliveries, in particular – will be key to her eagerness to succeed in the foreign conditions.