One Change In South Africa Women's WT20 Squad
South Africa have made one change to their squad for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 with Yolandi van der Westhuizen replacing Yolandi Potgieter.
The 14-member squad is otherwise unchanged from the line-up that lost to Pakistan in the recent tri-series tournament, also involving Ireland, in Qatar.
Potgieter, along with Yolani Fourie and Ayabonga Khaka are named as non-travelling reserves.
South Africa will play Ireland (29th March) and Pakistan (23rd March) again in Group A of the competition as well as two-time winners Australia on 25th March and twice runners-up New Zealand on 31st March.
"We’ve been working on a formula with the team selected and it has reaped good results for us in the past," coach Hilton Moreeng said.
"The selected players have more than what it takes to win a World Cup. The standard of play they have shown in the recent past proves that, and the determination they have to achieve that goal is second to none.
"Gone are the days when South Africa was grouped along with the bottom-tier countries in women’s cricket."
Captain Mignon du Preez is also in a bullish mood, although in no doubt as to the scale of the challenge faced by South Africa.
"It’s definitely going to be a tough competition for us and we won’t be taking anything and any team for granted," she said.
"Having played and lost to Pakistan in the final of the T20 series in Qatar, we know how dangerous they can be.
"Australia and New Zealand are in the top four countries in the world, we will always adopt the wary approach when playing them.
"They are not unknown to us however, we have played both sides before and there is definitely no intimidation factor.
"Ireland have the ability to surprise any team that will take them lightly, so we will definitely give 110% every time we play, no matter who the opposition is.
"Playing in any World Cup is a huge honour for any player and we can’t wait to get our campaign off to a good start.
"We have the team that can take us far in the competition and we will look to take it a game at a time when we arrive in Bangladesh."
South Africa ICC Women's World Twenty20 squad: Mignon du Preez (captain), Trisha Chetty (vice-captain), Moseline Daniels, Shandré Fritz, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Marcia Letsoalo, Sunette Loubser, Suné Luus, Nadine Moodley, Chloe Tryon, Yolandi van der Westhuizen, Dané van Niekerk
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