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Women's Cricket World Cup - South Africa

Also nicknamed the Proteas, this team has literally grown up together and make for a real team. They need to be consistent if they want to defeat the opposition. The team has made tremendous progress in the past four years. The combination of youth and experience will give this team the edge over others.

Squad:

Dané van Niekerk (capt), Trisha Chetty, Moseline Daniels, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt.

Fixtures:

June 25 V Pakistan
June 28 V New Zealand
July 2 V West Indies
July 5 V England
July 8 V India
July 12 V Sri Lanka
July 15 V Australia

Players to look out for:

Lizelle Lee is the top scorer of the team. She has been in the international arena for just four years but has managed to make it as the top six-hitter for her team.

Andrie Steyn is in top form. In the recent match against Ireland, she had scored 117 runs off 123 balls. The high morale that comes with such a score is indeed fantastic for the team as well.

Captain Dané van Niekerk has proven to be a match-winner. This right-handed batsman and right-arm leg spin is capable of turning the tables in a jiffy. She made her debut as a leg-spinner and soon proved to be a T-20 opener and an all-rounder.

May 2017 saw Laura Wolvaardt being named as Women’s newcomer of the year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards. She could be someone to watch out for


They have a couple of match-winners in the captain and Andrie Steyn.  Do they have what it takes to go all the way?

Indu


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