South Africa have named a 15 player squad for the upcoming Women’s World Cup, wherein Suné Luus will continue as the captain for the team. Dané van Niekerk was excluded from the squad due to an ankle fracture. Lizelle Lee has recovered recently from COVID-19 and will join her squad of experienced players who are all regulars in international cricket.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, Clinton du Preez, who is the convenor of selectors, has said that “The team wasn’t just put together in the last few months; it’s been a long process that began in 2017 when we recognized some areas where we wanted to improve. We made strategic decisions based on previous camps and tours that we’ve attended and performed on”.

“When we went to New Zealand in 2020, we won the ODI series, and that simply set the tone for us to go all out for the ODI World Cup, and I believe it’s critical that all of the hard work has been put in, including the selections for the playing conditions we’ll be facing. Our squad is ready to compete, and our team is ready to go beyond simply a semi-final spot to strive to win the World Cup”, she concluded.