South Africa will host West Indies & India Women in East London in a T20I tri-series in janaury-February 2023 window in a build-up to the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2023 at home.
The three teams are slated to play twice against each other in a round-robin format with the top two qualifying teams marching in the final on February 2. All the matches will be played at Buffalo Park.
“These two sides [India and West Indies] are up there with the most talented and entertaining nations in women’s T20 cricket, having featured in two of the last four finals, with the West Indies lifting the trophy in 2016,” Enoch Nkwe, CSA’s director of cricket, noted in a statement. “This will give the Momentum Proteas a highly competitive build-up to the ultimate prize of the T20 World Cup.”
The Women’s T20 World Cup will begin on February 10 with the final being played in Newlands, Cape Town on February 26. In the Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa is placed along with Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand & Sri Lanka. On the other hand, West Indies, India, England, Ireland & Pakistan are placed in Group 2.
Australia Women have won five out of seven editions of the Women’s T20 World Cup so far while England & West Indies have won one edition each. South Africa has never qualified for the finals while India got qualified for the first time in the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup where Australia defeated them by 85 runs at the MCG.
T20I Tri-series schedule:
|19th Jan||Thursday||SA W vs IND W|
|21st Jan||Saturday||SA W vs WI W|
|23rd Jan||Monday||IND W vs WI W|
|25th Jan||Wednesday||SA W vs WI W|
|28th Jan||Saturday||SA W vs IND W|
|30th Jan||Monday||WI W vs IND W|
|2nd Feb||Thursday||Tri-Series Final|
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