Dane van Niekerk will lead South Africa at the Women’s T20 World Cup starting next month in Australia. The experienced 15-woman squad comprises of 11 players from the previous edition of the 2018 T20 World Cup alongside four T20 World Cup first-timers.
“It’s a group that has the talent, youth, experience and desire to help us win the T20 World Cup,” head coach Hilton Moreeng said on Monday (January 13). “We have assembled a team that we feel can hold their own against anyone in the world and it will be important that we carry that belief into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The players we have at our disposal are some of the best and most promising players in women’s cricket globally and we will make sure that we give them the best tools to succeed on this big stage.”
South Africa begin their campaign against England in Perth, and will play Thailand, Pakistan and West Indies thereafter.