South Africa Women begin pre-season training

South Africa Women have begun their two-day pre-season training camp at the University of Pretoria, ahead of the 2006-07 domestic league which starts in October. Over the next two days, the squad of 20 will undergo a variety of fitness tests and play a limited-overs match to gauge the levels of match fitness.

We have selected this 20-women squad to be part of this training camp as we believe they are the best to take South African women's cricket to an elevated level," Geraldine Smith, the national women's cricket convener said. "Twelve of the 20 selected players were part of the 2005 World Cup team, and we are certain that this new mixture of youth and experience will be a force to reckoned with in the future."

The pre-season training camp will also be used to prepare for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan, in January next year. Following the tour of Pakistan the South Africans will then travel to Holland to play three one-dayers and a Test match.

South Africa Women squad
1 Angelique Taai, 2 Shandre Fritz, 3 Ashlyn Kilowan, 4 Susan Benade, 5 Claire Terblanche, 6 Daleen Terblanche, 7 Alicia Smith, 8 Shafeeqa Pillay, 9 Marcia Letsoalo, 10 Sunette Loubser, 11 Hanri Strydom, 12 Erne Webber, 13 Liesel Jordaan, 14 Mignon du Preez, 15 Annelie Minnie, 16 Johmari Logtenberg, 17 Kirsten Blair, 18 Lonell De Beer, 19 Trisha Chetty, 20 Crizelda Britz