South Africa has received a significant boost ahead of the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh with the return of fast bowler Ayabonga Khaka and allrounder Nadine de Klerk, who had missed the T20I series due to injuries. Additionally, Marizanne Kapp, who was rested for the T20I series, is also back for the ODIs. Meanwhile, Chloe Tryon will not be available for selection as she continues to recover from a groin injury.
In addition, the 20-year-old Eliz-mari Marx has earned her maiden ODI call-up after making her T20I debut against Bangladesh earlier this month. Meike De Ridder is the other uncapped player in the ODI side, and both players have been praised for their potential and talent by the South Africa women’s convenor of selectors.
South Africa women’s head coach, Hilton Moreeng, expressed his satisfaction with bringing in young players to add to the team’s experience. He emphasized the importance of the ODIs, which are part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 qualification campaign for the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025 in India.
The three-match ODI series is set to take place from December 16 to December 23. South Africa’s squad for the ODIs includes Laura Wolvaardt (capt), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Mieke De Ridder, Lara Goodall, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Eliz-mari Marx, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, and Delmi Tucker.