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Tryon returns to South Africa white-ball squads for tour of Australia

Dercksen, Shangase, Sekhukhune and Goodall missed out from the South Africa squad that played Bangladesh at home

Chloe Tryon has recovered from a groin injury and returned to South Africa’s white-ball squads for the women’s multi-format tour of Australia.

Ayanda Hlubi, who made an impressive T20I debut against Bangladesh, received her maiden call-up to the ODI side.

Tryon has been out of action since the WBBL and last played the home series against New Zealand in October.

Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk and Ayabonga Khaka, all of whom missed the T20Is but were part of the ODIs against Bangladesh, were named in the 15-member squad that will be captained by Laura Wolvaardt.

From those that played South Africa’s last home series, Annerie Dercksen, Nondumiso Shangase, Tumi Sekhukhune and Lara Goodall missed out for the Australia tour, that starts on January 27 with three T20Is followed by three ODIs beginning February 3, before the one-off Test, the first between the two sides.

“It’s a very competitive squad. It is a mixture of youngsters and experience, and everyone is looking forward to it,” head coach Hilton Moreeng, whose contract was extended till the end of the ongoing season, said. “It was a very good year for us as a team in 2023, so we look forward to building on that.

“We touched on our skills regarding the white ball, where we are going, and what is required, so the selected squad is very well-balanced and competitive, and we are very confident going into Australia.”

The first two T20Is will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra while the third will be at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. After the first ODI in Adelaide, the teams play the next two at the North Sydney Oval before travelling to Perth for the only Test match at the WACA.

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