SA Women name unchanged squad for WT20
The same South Africa squad that will play three T20Is against West Indies in March will travel to compete in the Women's World T20 in India next month.
South Africa Women's coach Hilton Moreeng said South Africa had picked their best squad for subcontinent conditions, and believed the side's experience gave them a good chance at making the knockouts.
"It's a well-balanced squad with lots of experience and a bit of youth. We've given ourselves the best chance to play well and compete, as well as to qualify for the knockout phase," Moreeng said. "The fact that our first three series in the Women's Championship were in the subcontinent has helped us a lot in terms of getting players used to those kinds of conditions and pitches. Eighty percent of the squad going to the World T20 has been exposed to subcontinent conditions, especially India, so there won't be too many players who will be experiencing the conditions for the first time."
South Africa are in Group A along with Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Sri Lanka, and will kick off their campaign on March 18 against Australia in Nagpur.
Squad Mignon du Preez (capt), Trisha Chetty (wk), Odine Kirsten, Moseline Daniels, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Dinesha Devnarain, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Masabatha Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka, Marcia Letsoalo, Lizelle Lee, Yolani Fourie