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|Mignon du Preez||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Dane van Niekerk||71||55||13||0||129.09|
|Nilakshi de Silva||2.0||0||14||1||7.00|
|Nilakshi de Silva||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Dane van Niekerk||4.0||0||12||3||3.00|
South Africa will be looking to begin their home campaign against Sri Lankan women on a bright name as the two teams face each other for the first T20I on 1st February at Cape Town. In the World T20 completed in the back-end of the last year, the two teams finished next to each other on the points table. The aim for the two sides will be clear - to take early advantage by starting the series on a winning note. Going by how close the two teams were in the World T20, we expect a nail-biting encounter in the opening game of the series.
South Africa are going into the series with a plethora of changes as compared to their team which played in the Women's World T20 held a few months ago. While Laura Laura Wolvaardt and Trisha Chetty, who is still recovering from her injury, are excluded only from T20s whereas Sune Luus has been dropped from both the limited-overs squad for the series coming up.
The major disappointment for the Protean women was their underperforming batting unit which clearly has been the focal point of the selectors going by the team that is going to play in the upcoming encounter. Skipper Dane van Niekerk, who did well in the Women's Big Bash League, is certainly the player to look forward to along with Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez.
Marizanne Kapp was exceptional for Sydney Sixers in the recently concluded Women's Big Bash League. The right-arm quick bowler will lead Proteas' bowling attack which includes many other world-class options. With the likes of Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk at the top and Tamim Bris and Nadine de Klerk in the middle order, the Protean batting looks well-balanced. They have bowlers experienced in bowling at these surfaces and it's not going to be easy for Sri Lanka in the opening game of the competition.
Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Saarah Smith, Faye Tunnicliffe.
Just like the team, they are going to play against on Friday, South Africa, the Islanders have made plenty of changes to their squad as compared to the team which played in the ICC Women's World T20.
Going by the looks of it, Sri Lanka are looking to get a settled squad for the next ICC event which is in 2022 as they've included five players under the age of 25. Alongside them, there are several experienced women as including but not limited to Yasoda Mendis, Eshani Lokusuriyage, and Dilani Manodara.
Ama Kanchana who didn't have a World T20 to remember has been left out along with the spinner Kumari Sugandika. The most noticeable inclusions in their side are those of Tharika Sewaandi and Umesha Thimahsni aged 18 and 17 respectively. They'll have a lot to learn from the skipper Chamari Atapattu in the ongoing series. Atapattu has been in good form since last year and will play a vital role for them to do well against the Proteas. With most players in the early part of their careers and several experienced players, they appear to have the right amalgamation of experience and youth. However, their youngsters will need to come out with their A-game against the Proteas and if they can do that, the Saffers will certainly have their work cut out.
Hasini Perera, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi de Silva, Chamari Atapattu, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardene, Imalka Mendis, Umesha Thimashini, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera.
Both the sides have picked a combination by taking the next Women's World Cup into consideration. They both have plenty of young players accompanied by some experienced names to mentor the youngsters. Adapting to the alien conditions is not going for any of the Sri Lankan players, let alone the youngsters. On the contrary, the Proteas are playing at home, and a few of their players are coming off a decent campaign in WBBL. Considering the recent individual form of the players and the conditions, the Proteas are better placed to emerge victorious in the upcoming encounter.