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Injuries sideline van Niekerk, Tryon from South Africa squad for India series

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Captain Dane van Niekerk and Chloe Tryon missed out on the South Africa squad for the limited-overs series in India as they continued their recovery from back injuries.

South Africa were also without Masabata Klaas, who “sustained an eleventh-hour injury” that ruled her out from the 17-member squad. That apart, the squad was unchanged from the side that took on Pakistan in the home series in January and February.

Van Niekerk and Tryon suffered lower back injuries in September last year and are in various stages of recovery. The duo missed the series against Pakistan as well, where Sune Luus stood in as captain in place of van Niekerk, and helped the side sweep the ODIs and win the T20Is 2-1. 

“It is really exciting to finally have this tour confirmed and announce our squad that will do duty here in India,” said Hilton Moreeng, the head coach. “We are looking forward to getting out there to see our ladies prove themselves under different playing conditions. 

“India is always a wonderful place to tour and we are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”

South Africa and India will clash in five ODIs and three T20Is, with the tour set to begin with the first ODI on 7 March. The squad will have to observe a six-day quarantine period upon their arrival in Lucknow, where all the matches will take place.

Squad: Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunniclife, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune.

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