South Africa women will play Australia women in a limited-overs series starting from 19 March 2020 after the conclusion of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.
The Proteas will host three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. Matches will be played across three venues, with Pietermaritzburg, East London and Benoni hosting two games apiece.
The ODI matches will be a part of the ICC Women's Championship, in which the top seven teams will directly qualify for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021.
"We are very excited to announce these two home tours, with more quality women’s cricket being played on home soil," said Vincent Barnes, Cricket South Africa's High Performance Manager. "We’ve seen some thrilling performances recently from our national team and the Australia tour will be another opportunity for them to impress in South African conditions against elite opposition."
The South Africa women emerging squad will also be hosting the Bangladesh women emerging team for three one-dayers and three T20s later this year from 23 July to 4 August. The side, which consists of identified players from the 2019 Women’s Academy intake, will be looking to improve on their impressive results from last year’s emerging tri-series against England Women’s Academy and the Australia Shooting Stars.
"There’s a lot of cricket coming up for the Women’s team over the next two years, with the T20 World Cup next year and the Women’s World Cup in 2021, so it is important to ensure the development pipeline continues to produce and that is where the National Academy and the emerging side will prove to be pivotal," Barnes said.
"We have seen the likes of Nondumiso Shangase, Faye Tunnecliffe and Sinalo Jafta make their breakthroughs from the programme, going on to earn their national colours, so that is promising for the future."
South Africa's Emerging Team squad: Tazmin Brits, Faye Tunnicliffe, Lara Goodall, Saarah Smith, Robyn Searle, Tumi Sekhukhune, Zintle Mali, Nonkululeko Thabethe, Jade de Figuerido, Nadia Mbokotwana, Nondumiso Shangase, Evodia Yekile, Nadine de Klerk
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