Chloe Tryon has returned to Proteas Squad for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand
The hard-hitting all-rounder Chloe Tryon has returned to South Africa’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI home series against New Zealand, followed by five T20Is, Cricket South Africa announced on Wednesday.
The hard-hitting all-rounder Chloe Tryon has returned to South Africa’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI home series against New Zealand, followed by five T20Is, Cricket South Africa announced on Wednesday. In February 2023, Tryon played her last T20 International, and in July 2022, she played her last ODI match.
The tour against New Zealand starts from September 24 – October 15, followed by three ODIs and five T20I Internationals.
Fixtures: SA Inbound Tour against New Zealand
South Africa XI vs New Zealand XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni, Thursday 21 September, 10:00)
One-Day International Series – ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25:
1st ODI, JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom, Sunday 24 September, 10:00
2nd ODI, Pietermaritzburg Oval, Thursday 28 September, 9:30
3rd ODI (Black ODI), Kingsmead Stadium, Durban, Sunday 1 October, 9:30
T20 International Series:
1st T20I, Buffalo Park, East London, Friday 6 October, 18:00
2nd T20I, Buffalo Park, East London, Sunday 8 October, 14:00
3rd T20I, Buffalo Park, East London, Tuesday 10 October, 18:00
4th T20I, Willowmoore Park, Benoni, Saturday 14 October, 14:00
5th T20I, Willowmoore Park, Benoni, Sunday 15 October, 14:00
The veteran Tryon, who won player of the match with an iconic innings of 40 off 34 balls and the bowling fugures include 2/12, has been welcomed in the 16 women ODI squad for South Africa after suffering a 0-3 whitewash in Pakistan.
The national women’s team’s interim captain, Laura Wolvaardt, will continue to serve in the New Zealand series, set to begin on September 24. A 16-player squad has been named by CSA for the two series combined.
With the return of Chloe Tryon, South Africa will eye into their winning momentum in front of their spirited home crowd. The series will be a thrilling battle between two top-class teams, where cricket enthusiasts can eagerly showcase their talent.
The three-match ODI series, which is a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022–25, will be held in Potchefstroom, Pietermaritzburg, and Durban. The ODI series will be played following a one-off warm-up match between New Zealand XI and South Africa XI at the WIllowmoore Parkin Benoni.
Standing against the gender-based violence, the African women will wear black kits armbands in the third and final ODI (Black Day ODI) at the Kingsmead in Durban.
South Africa, who was recently whitewashed in their maiden T20I series in Pakistan, hasn’t made any changes to the lineup for the team that is currently playing the ODIs in the country.
Speaking on the selection, Clinton du Preez, Proteas Women Convenor of Selectors said:
“Maintaining squad consistency is a key, to allowing players to grow within the environment. We are very happy to have Chloe Tryon back within the space and excited to see how she will further improve the squad with her all-round qualities. We go into the New Zealand series on a high and we want to carry the momentum into the tour at home.
“It was always going to be very difficult to adapt to the conditions in Pakistan. However, I’m pleased with how the team competed in the T20Is, where they narrowly missed out on winning games. It remained small margins and one can see how the players have learned from their shortcomings and brought it into the ODI format. There are many positives, and one that stands out for me is the shared individual performances of the players.
Enoch Nkwe, CSA Director of Cricket, added:
“We’re immensely proud of the remarkable progress the Proteas Women have made throughout their time in Pakistan, showcasing their elite temperament and talent following the challenging start to the tour.
“As we eagerly prepare to welcome the team back home, our hearts are filled with excitement as we anticipate the clash against New Zealand in the three ODIs, including the significant Black Day, and the five exhilarating T20Is.
“It’s a thrilling moment for South African cricket, and we can’t wait to witness our Proteas Women shine on home soil once again.”
The T20I series will take place from October 6–15, with the first three games taking place in East London’s Buffalo Park and the last two matches taking place in Benoni.
Squad: Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Mieke de Ridder, Lara Goodall, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt