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Marizane Kapp, Lizlee Lee to miss forthcoming Ireland tour

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Marizane Kapp, Lizelle Lee set to miss the Ireland tour

Veteran cricketers Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee will miss the upcoming tour of Irealnd, South Africa’s first tour following their run to the World Series semifinals earlier this year. Kapp, Lee and wicket-keeper batter Sinalo Jafta are recovering from a respiratory illness. Masabate Klass (shoulder injury) and Dane Van Niekerk (ankle injury) are amongst the other significant absentees from the 15 member squad. 

Among those included in the squad but didn’t make the World Series in New Zealand is batting allrounder Delmi Tucker. The 24 year old had a prolific season with Six Gun Grill Western Province, where amassed 409 runs and took 15 wickets in white-ball cricket

Other incoming players include all three of the World Series travelling reserves in spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe, bowling all rounder Nadine de Klerk and top-oder batter, Andie Steyn. 

"I am very excited with the squad selected for the Ireland series," said Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez. "Having some young and fringe players in the group gives us an opportunity to rotate and test their growth. Some of these players just missed out of the recently held World Cup and it is a great opportunity for them to stake claim for positions.

"The selection approach has been very clear and is set out to balance both the preparations towards the T20 Commonwealth Games and the T20 World Series. With the latter a few months away, coupled with the ODI games that commences the ICC Women's Championships (IWC) ranking points, a blend of players who can excel and add value to both formats were selected and to allow for rotation," he added.

The tour will start from June 3 with three T20Is. The three-match ODI series will begin on June 11.

Squad: Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Tumi Sekhukhune, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt

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