Sinalo Jafta, Nigar Sultana Joty to lead South Africa, Bangladesh in Emerging series

Sinalo Jafta, Nigar Sultana Joty to lead South Africa, Bangladesh in Emerging series

Sinalo Jafta in action. © Getty Images

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced squad for the South Africa Emerging women side tour of Bangladesh starting later this month on Friday (March 19). Wicket-keeper Sinalo Jafta will lead the 15-member squad for the five-match one-day series that starts on April 4 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

South Africa emerging side will arrive on Bangladesh on March 28 and will observe a three-day quarantine period. First one-dayer will be played on April 4, while the last match is scheduled to be played on April 13. The squad will be coached by South Africa Under-19 and Women’s National Academy dual head coach Dinesha Devnarain. Apart from Jafta, Anneke Bosch, Nondumiso Shangase and Faye Tunnicliffe from the South Africa squad that’s currently touring India are part of the squad.

Earlier on March 18, Bangaldesh Cricket Board (BCB) also announced a 22-member squad for the series. Bangladesh international wicket-keeper Nigar Sultana Joty will lead the squad that includes squad members from the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia with skipper Salma Khatun and the likes Fargana Haque, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam and Rumana Ahmed.

“It’s a big achievement for both cricket boards to get this tour approved and finalised as the two teams are very eager to play competitive cricket after the lengthy layoff due to the pandemic,” Vincent Barnes, CSA High Performance Manager said.

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“The squad we have selected is a strong one, many of whom have had a taste international cricket and will be looking to impress at this level. However, the reality is that these players are still young and have much still to do in order to develop and be successful on the international stage with the Proteas.”

CSA added that they see the tour as an opportunity to provide experienced and development pathway for the players coming through.

“We see this tour as one that will add to this development path and it provides an ideal opportunity to experience vastly different cricketing conditions to what they will be used to and also give coach Devnarain time to produce the much-needed quality of players that will see SA continue rising up the world rankings in the women’s game.”

South Africa Emerging Squad: Sinalo Jafta (C & wk), Andrie Steyn, Anneke Bosch, Annerie Dercksen, Leah Jones, Faye Tunnicliffe, Jade De Figuerido, Jenay Winster, Khayakazi Mathe, Kirstie Thomson, Nondumiso Precious Shangase, Micheala Andrews, Nonkululeko Baneti, Robyn Searle, Tebogo Macheke

Bangladesh Emerging Squad:  Nigar Sultana Joty (C & wk), Rubaiya Haider Jhilik, Fariha Islam Trisna, Nuzhat Tasnia Tumpa (wk), Rabeya Khan, Murshida Khatun, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Sharmin Sultana, Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Fargana Hoque, Suraya Azmim, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Shamima Sultana (wk), Khadija-Tul-Kubra, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akhter, Panna Ghosh



Fixtures:

April 4       1st ODI

April 6     2nd ODI

April 8       3rd ODI

April 11     4th ODI

April 13     5th ODI

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