Proteas call-up for Mieke de Ridder

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has unveiled the 15-member Proteas Women squad, primed for an unprecedented journey to Pakistan. 

This historic tour is set to feature a three-match T20 International (T20I) series alongside a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, all set to unfold at the National Stadium in Karachi from 01 – 14 September.

The touring contingent proudly welcomes back 12 of the illustrious 15 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 heroines. Alongside them stands the inclusion of seamer Tumi Sekhukhune, who narrowly missed out on World Cup selection after being named as part of the non-travelling reserves for the tournament.

Looking ahead, the spotlight shines brightly on debutante Mieke de Ridder, a wicket-keeper batter from Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers. The 27-year-old’s exceptional domestic performance during the 2022/23 CSA Women’s Provincial campaign has earned her a momentous call-up after helping to steer the newly-promoted Garden Route Badgers to a commendable mid-table position.

De Ridder’s prowess was evident in the preceding season, placing her among the top-performing wicket-keepers. Notably, she secured nine catches in the One-Day encounters and an additional three in the T20 fixtures. 

Suné Luus, who led South Africa to the nation’s first-ever senior World Cup final earlier this year, will no longer continue her interim captaincy post the tournament and CSA is set to announce the new captain before the commencement of the Pakistan white-ball tour, ensuring a seamless transition and continued success for the team.

Proteas Women Squad – South Africa Tour to Pakistan 2023/24: 

Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans), Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Nadine de Klerk (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Mieke de Ridder* (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Lara Goodall (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (DP World Lions), Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans), Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tumi Sekhukhune (DP World Lions), Nondumiso Shangase (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Delmi Tucker (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans)

Fixtures – South Africa Tour to Pakistan 2023/24:

T20I Series:

Friday, 01 September 2023 @ 16h30 SAST – 1st T20I – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

Sunday, 03 September 2023  @ 16h30 SAST  – 2nd T20I – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

Tuesday, 05 September 2023 @ 16h30 SAST  – 3rd T20I – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

ODI Series:

Friday, 08 September 2023 @ 12h30 SAST – 1st ODI – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

Monday, 11 September 2023 @ 12h30 SAST – 2nd ODI – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

Thursday, 14 September 2023 @ 12h30 SAST – 3rd ODI – Pakistan vs South Africa (National Stadium, Karachi)

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