Cricket South Africa to organise a training camp for players in January 2021

South Africa players discuss a point. © ICC

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a preparatory training camp for 25 players ahead of the series against Pakistan in January 2021 on Sunday (December 20). An 18-member final squad will be selected from those who would be a part of the camp that is scheduled between 8 -14 January.

Head coach Hilton Moreeng would be leading the camp that includes four new players Nobulumko Baneti, Evodia Yekile, Jenay Winster and Khayakazi Mathe who performed well in the recently concluded Women’s Super League T20 competition.

Skipper Dane van Niekerk, who missed the T20 competition, hasn’t been named in the training squad. The squad also included the international stars Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt and Ayabonga Khaka, who showed their experience in the Women’s Big Bash League and the Women’s T20 Challenge.

Moreeng said that he is pleased to have a training camp in January and work with all of the players ahead of the series.  “I look forward to engaging with all of the players, representing our country and doing so in a manner that all Cricket fans in our country will hopefully rally behind,” said the 42-year-old.

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“Selecting 18 players from this group will be extremely difficult. We have an excellent mixture of veteran Proteas and some exciting younger players who possess amazing talent.”

On the return to international cricket after the semifinal exit in the 2020 T20 World Cup, Moreeng said that he appreciates the commitment from our players to continue to make, and the eagerness of the new players to become involved.

The Pakistan team is touring South Africa for three-match One Day Internationals and T20I series, with the first fixture scheduled to happen on January 23, 2021, at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban.

Squad for the training camp: Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka, Maria Klaas, Nadine de Klerk, Tumi Sekhukhune, Sinalo Jafta, Lara Goodall, Andrie Steyn, Robyn Searle, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Faye Tunnicliffe, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Nondumiso Shangase, Nobulumko Baneti, Khayakazi Mathe, Evodia Yekile, Marizanne Kapp, Jenay Winster, Kirstie Thompson

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