Brits, Dercksen, De Ridder in T20I Squad

Mieke de Ridder (far left) and Anne-rie Dercksen (right) from the Six Gun Garden Route Bad-gers who was selected for T20 International (T20I) squad set to face Bangladesh in the white ball tour on home soil between 03 - 23 December. Photo: Supplied

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the official appointment of Laura Wolvaardt as captain of the Proteas Women for all three formats along with the 15-player T20 International (T20I) squad set to face Bangladesh in the white ball tour on home soil between 03 – 23 December.

Wolvaardt takes over the reins full-time after a successful tenure as interim captain during the recent tours against Pakistan and New Zealand where she led from the front with the bat, helping her team to back-to-back 2-1 ODI series victories.

At the age of 24, Wolvaardt has already appeared in 86 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 59 T20Is, recording 3 421 runs with 30 fifties and four hundreds in the 50-over format, in addition to 1 313 runs at an average of 32.82 with nine half-centuries in T20Is. Tazmin Brits, Annerie Dercksen and Mieke de Ridder – all from the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers – were included for the tour. The Proteas Women squad that will compete in the three-match One-Day series will be announced ahead of the 50-over encounters which are being held in East London, Potchefstroom and Benoni between 16 – 23 December.

The ODI matches form part of the ICC Women’s Cham- pionship 2022-25 (IWC) in pursuit of qualification for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025.

Proteas Women T20I Squad vs Bangladesh (2023/24): Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans), Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Annerie Dercksen (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Mieke de Ridder (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Lara Goodall (Western Province), *Ayanda Hlubi (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions), Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans), Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans), *Eliz-Mari Marx (Fidelity Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tumi Sekhukhune (DP World Lions), Nondumiso Shangase (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Delmi Tucker (Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans).