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Proteas Women name squad for WACA Test

───   13:35 Fri, 09 Feb 2024

Proteas Women name squad for WACA Test | News Article
Marizanne Kapp - Cricinfo

“We’ve had an opportunity to prepare for it and playing in an iconic stadium, it's an opportunity that every youngster wants to grab and test their skills, so it’s exciting times for women's cricket and one we're looking forward to as a team.”

Cricket South Africa is thrilled to introduce the Proteas Women squad gearing up for a historic one-off Test match against Australia scheduled to take place from 15 - 18 February at the West Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground in Perth. This match is a significant part of the ongoing multi-format tour.

In their first four-day encounter since the June 2022 face-off against England, South Africa's 14-player squad boasts six players earning their maiden Test call-up. This group includes top-order batter Tazmin Brits, seamers Masabata Klaas and Ayanda Hlubi, as well as all-rounders Eliz-Mari Marx and Delmi Tucker, along with wicket-keeper Mieke de Ridder.

Joining the uncapped players are seven teammates who played a crucial role in the Proteas' memorable drawn encounter against England at the Taunton Cricket Ground. This includes captain Laura Wolvaardt, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, and Sinalo Jafta, along with Suné Luus and Nonkululeko Mlaba.

The squad also features the seasoned all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, who left an indelible mark in the previous Test match with a record-breaking innings of 150 off 213 balls (26 fours).

Making a return to the Test squad is Chloé Tryon, who missed out on the Test match two years ago due to injury. She is eager to add to her single red-ball cap picked up in 2014 against India.

The only alteration in the squad currently challenging Australia in the white-ball leg of the tour Down Under is the omission of medium fast bowler Ayabonga Khaka, who has chosen not to participate in red-ball cricket.

Proteas Women Test Squad - Laura Wolvaardt (Titans, Captain), Anneke Bosch (Titans), Tazmin Brits* (Garden Route Badgers), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mieke de Ridder* (Garden Route Badgers), Ayanda Hlubi* (Dolphins), Sinalo Jafta (Lions), Marizanne Kapp (Western Province), Masabata Klaas* (Titans), Suné Luus (Titans), Eliz-Mari Marx* (Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Dolphins), Chloé Tryon (Lions), Delmi Tucker* (Western Province)

* Uncapped players

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