Pretoria News - - SPORT - Proteas ODI squad:

DANE van Niek­erk’s Proteas, will start to turn their fo­cus away from the 20over for­mat to the 50-over ver­sion as the team be­gins their build-up to next year’s World Cup with a three-match se­ries against Aus­tralia.

The na­tional team’s se­lec­tors have stuck by the same group of play­ers who cru­cially won a se­ries in New Zealand in Fe­bru­ary and then reached the semi-fi­nals of the T20 World Cup where they were nar­rowly de­feated by even­tual cham­pi­ons Aus­tralia in a rain-re­duced game.

“This squad was se­lected with an eye on the Women’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand,” said con­venor of se­lec­tors Clin­ton du Preez. The se­ries starts at Kingsmead next Sun­day where the Proteas will be wear­ing a changed black strip as part of ini­tia­tives to high­light the preva­lence of gen­der-based vi­o­lence in SA.

Dane van Niek­erk (capt), Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Shab­nim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Tr­isha Chetty, Nonku­l­uleko Mlaba, Na­dine de Klerk

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