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South Africa captain Dane Van Niekerk ruled out of 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday named a squad of 21 players for a training camp as the team prepares to tour the West Indies for a four-match women’s ODI series in Johannesburg from January 28 to February 6. . South Africa captain, Dane van Niekerk has suffered a fractured left ankle over the past week, leaving her out for at least three months and unavailable for training camp, the West Indies tour and the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Will stay March 4

The expanded group will enter a bio-secure environment (BSE) on Friday, where they will begin a comprehensive schedule, before an adjusted team that will take on the Caribbean side will be confirmed ahead of the 50-over series.

On Van Niekerk’s injury, Proteas team doctor, Tshegofatso Getsewe, said in an official release: “The injury is the result of an accidental slip on a wet surface in the house. As things stand, it does not require surgery, but Will be closely monitored. . This is a stable fracture with minimal displacement and the recovery time is not less than 12 weeks.”

Despite the captain’s absence, the second-placed team in the ODI format has picked up a formidable squad comprising Shabnam Ismail, Marijne Cup, Ayabonga Khaka and ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year nominee Lizelle Lee.

The list also includes uncapped Western Province batsman, Delmarie Tucker, while Raisibe Nozakhe gets another chance to claim the first cap since 2018 alongside all-rounders, Chloe Tryon and Sune Luce, as well as seamer Masabata Klass and . Wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty is also in the mix.

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After the 10-day camp, the Proteas will take on their West Indies counterparts in an informal warm-up match, before playing four ODIs at the Wanderers Stadium.

Momentum Proteas Training Camp Squad: Anneke Bosch, Tzmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jaffa, Marijne Cup, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klass, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luce, Noncululeko Malaba, Rasibbe Ntozakhe. Nondumiso Shangsay, Andrey Stein, Chloe Tryon, Delmarie Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt.

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