List of South Africa Players at IPL 2023 | Proteas cricketers in this Indian Premier League 2023 season

Here are the list of players from South Africa who will be featuring in this 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.

How many South African players are playing in IPL 2023?

There are 17 players from South Africa at IPL 2023 (18 if you include Wiese)

Which IPL franchise has most South African players in 2023?

Mumbai Indians (Brevis, Duan Jansen, Stubbs), Sunrisers Hyderabad (Markram, Jansen, Klaasen) & Delhi (Ngidi, Nortje, Rossouw) all have 3 SA players each- the most of any IPL team. Continue reading “List of South Africa Players at IPL 2023 | Proteas cricketers in this Indian Premier League 2023 season”

South Africa vs Australia Final Attendance 12,782 T20 Women’s World Cup Newlands Cape Town February 26

A record crowd of 12,782– the highest attendance ever for a women’s cricket match in South Africa, turned up at Newlands but saw the Proteas Ladies go down to defending champions Australia.

SA vs Aus Womens Cricket Final T20 World Cup 2023

Australia opted to bat first and reached 156/6 in their allotted 20 overs. In the chase, Tazmin Brits and Laura Wolvaardt, the key players in the semi-final win over England, only managed 22 in the first six overs. From then on, scoreboard pressure did the rest, and despite a brief period in the chase when Wolvaard and Chloe Tryon got together and reduced the equation to 59 off 5 overs, Australia were always ahead of the game and won by 19 runs at the end.

The fan turnout was well above the SA v England semifinal attendance and SA Bangladesh final group game crowd at the same venue.

Proteas Ladies vs England Women Attendance 7,507 T20 World Cup 2023 Semi Final Newlands Cape Town

South Africa’s women became the first senior team from the country to reach an ICC World Cup final as they stunned England in front of a 7,507 strong crowd at Newlands. The Proteas mens’ team have never reached a World Cup final and few would’ve expected the women to achieve that feat after they stumbled through the group stages (losing to Sri Lanka in the opener and also getting thrashed by Australia), but backed by a noisy, partisan home crowd in Cape Town, they upset Group 2 winners England, who had been unbeaten in the tournament coming into this semi-final.

SA Women vs England Women T20 World Cup Semifinal 2023

Proteas skipper Sune Luus won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits began cautiously, scoring only 14 runs in the first four overs. However, like in the last game against Bangladesh, they began to accelerate, and reached 67/0 at the half-way stage.

At the end of the 16th over, South Africa were 125/1, but scored only 21 off the next three. However Katherine Brunt’s last over was a poor one, and Marizanne Kapp smashed her for three boundaries as the hosts picked up 18 from it and reached a competitive 164/4 after 20 overs.

Proteas Ladies v England Semi final 2023

In contrast to the Proteas Women, England began well, scoring 53 off the first 5 overs. A double wicket over from Shabnim Ismail, where she accounted for Sophia Dunkley and Alice Capsey (the latter brilliantly caught by Tazmin Brits) brought them back into the game, but Dani Wyatt and Nat Sciver kept the scoreboard ticking, and the visitors were 81/2 after 9 overs.

Nadine de Klerk’s tight bowling in the middle stages helped the Proteas Ladies immensely- she was introduced in the 10th over and finished with stunning figures of 4-0-17-1. More importantly, she also accounted for Sciver in the 17th over, leaving England 28 to get off the final three.

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Proteas Ladies vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup attendance 6,623 Newlands Cape Town Group Stage February 2023

The key South Africa women vs Bangladesh Ladies T20 World Cup clash saw a crowd of 6,623 at Newlands for the hosts’ decider. The Proteas won the clash to book a spot in the semis thanks to a superior net run rate, and they will now face Group 2 toppers England in the semis.

Eng vs SA Women T20 WC Semi final

The attendance at Newlands for this Proteas Ladies clash was however lower than the 8,402 that turned out for the T20 World Cup opener between SA Women and Sri Lanka Women.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Proteas Ladies, and at times, this match brought back memories of their mens’ side against the Netherlands at the T20 WC last year- they had needed to beat the Dutch to qualify for the semis, but suffered a shock defeat and were eliminated instead.

However Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits held their nerve, and Bangladesh were always 20-30 short of a challenging total, which allowed South Africa to eventually win comfortably.

SA Women vs Bangladesh Women T20 World Cup 2023

Proteas test squad for West Indies series 2023 | Shukri Conrad first test Series as South Africa coach

South Africa have officially revealed their squad for the upcoming home series against West Indies- also new coach Shukri Conrad’s first test series as Proteas coach.

Temba Bavuma has been announced as new Proteas test skipper, replacing Dean Elgar, who struggled in the last series away in Australia. While Elgar has managed to keep his place, his opening partner Sarel Erwee is absent from the squad, as is Rassie van Dussen, who has been prolific in the shorter formats but not quite been able to transfer it to the longest form.

Two other surprising omissions are wicket keeper Kyle Verreynne (indicating that Heinrich Klaasen will be their first choice keeper for the WI tour) and pacer Lungi Ngidi.

Tony de Zorzi earns a maiden call up, while Senuran Muthusamy and Aiden Markram, who captained the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to a win in the SA20 at the Wanderers, also return to the squad.

South Africa Test Roster for WI series 2023 | Shukri Conrad first squad as Proteas test coach

Proteas Test Squad for West indies Series 2023

Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape SA20 Final Attendance Wanderers 22,010 February 12 2023- Roelof van der Merwe MOTM

An excellent crowd of 22,010 was in attendance at the Wanderers in Johannesburg for the first ever SA20 final. Sunrisers Eastern Cape emerged champions, beating group stage winners Pretoria Capitals by four wickets at the Bullring.

SA20 Final 2023 Scorecard

The Capitals welcomed back regular skipper Wayne Parnell from injury, with the left-arm pacer replacing Senuran Muthusamy in their XI for the final. Sunrisers EC were unchanged, and opted to bowl first after skipper Aiden Markram won the toss in Joburg. Continue reading “Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape SA20 Final Attendance Wanderers 22,010 February 12 2023- Roelof van der Merwe MOTM”