South Africa will take on the West Indies in five ODIs starting in Basseterre on Monday 7th Jan. It will be the last international series before the ODI World Cup which starts at the end of the same month.
The West Indies will be looking to carry their form from the T20 format of the game into the longer version, and will start as favourites to take the series comfortably. But South Africa will fancy their chances of sneeking at least one if not two of the five matches. The sides have not met in an ODI for over 2 years, when South Africa ran out comfortable 6 wicket winners, but West Indian cricket has been on a steady rise over the last couple of years, particularly in the shortest format of the game. This series will be a good indicator of whether they have what it takes to challenge for a top four slot in the forthcoming World Cup.
Mon 7th Jan WI Women v SA Women at Basseterre 9.30am
Wed 9th Jan WI Women v SA Women at Basseterre 9.30am
Sat 12th Jan WI Women v SA Women at Roseau 9.30am
Sun 13th Jan WI Women v SA Women at Roseau 9.30am
Tues 14th Jan WI Women v SA Women at Roseau 9.30am
The squads for the series are:-
Mignon du Preez (cpt/wk)
Dane van Niekerk
West Indies (first 3 games)
Merissa Aguilleira (cpt/wk)
Stefanie Taylor (vc)