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Aggressive Brits geared for 50th T20 International cap

───   MORGAN PIEK 13:39 Fri, 29 Mar 2024

Aggressive Brits geared for 50th T20 International cap | News Article
Tazmin Brits - Cricinfo

“My highlight will definitely be the semi-finals in the World Cup. I don't think I can ever match that, maybe if I can be the player of the match in a World Cup final, then it will probably beat that.”

The Proteas Women will be targeting a series victory on Saturday when they face Sri Lanka in the second T20 International that will be played in Potchefstroom.

The Proteas lead the series 1-0 after beating Sri Lanka by 79-runs at Willowmoore Park on Wednesday night following a brilliant 102-runs by the captain Laura Wolvaardt, 60-runs by Marizanne Kapp and an outstanding 2/15 in 3.4 overs by the former Free State cricketer, Annerie Dercksen.

The three-match T20 International series forms an important part of the Proteas preparations for the 2024 women’s T20 World Cup that will be played in Bangladesh.

The aggressive Proteas opening batter, Tazmin Brits, who previously played her cricket in Potchefstroom is set to play in her 50th T20 International.

The Proteas have adopted a new attacking mindset with the bat and this was showcased on Wednesday in Benoni. Brits, who doesn’t shy away from attacking the bowler, told OFM Sport that this is something that excites her.

“In order to get those 200's you've got to be aggressive as we only have 20-overs,” said the former world-class javelin thrower.

“If you look at the batters that we have, we're actually capable of that. I get very excited as at the end of the day my goal is the power-play.

“I didn't score many runs in the previous game, but at least I had the momentum going with an almost 200 strike-rate, so I think that shifted things and that's definitely down my alley.”

Tazmin Brits during the 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup semi-finals against England in Cape Town - Cricinfo

Speaking about her previous 49 T20 Internationals, the Klerksdorp-born Brits told OFM Sport that the 2023 T20 World Cup semi-final against England in Cape Town, where she scored 68-runs, stands out as the highlight of her career thus far.

“My highlight will definitely be the semi-finals in the World Cup. I don't think I can ever match that, maybe if I can be the player of the match in a World Cup final, then it will probably beat that.

“That was by far my fondest moment and just talking about it, I get goosebumps and I relive that whole entire moment. Hopefully in September redo that, but maybe in a final.”

Saturday’s second T20 International between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the JB Marks Oval is scheduled to start at 14:00.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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