In a much-anticipated series, the South Africa women’s cricket team is gearing up for an exciting tour of Australia scheduled for January and February 2024. The tour encompasses a Women’s Test (WTest), three Women’s One Day Internationals (WODI), and three Women’s Twenty20 Internationals (WT20I), forming an integral part of the 2022–2025 ICC Women’s Championship.
South Africa Women Tour Overview
The tour kicks off with a tour match between Governor General’s XI and South Africa at North Sydney Oval, Sydney, on 24th January 2024. This warm-up encounter is set to set the stage for an intense battle between the two cricketing powerhouses.
- 1st T20I – 27th January 2024 – Manuka Oval, Canberra (10:45)
The T20I series begins with the first match scheduled at the iconic Manuka Oval in Canberra. The clash between Australia and South Africa promises to be a riveting encounter, setting the tone for the series.
- 2nd T20I – 28th January 2024 – Manuka Oval, Canberra (10:45)
The action continues at Manuka Oval with the second T20I, providing players from both sides with an opportunity to showcase their T20 prowess.
- 3rd T20I – 30th January 2024 – Bellerive Oval, Hobart (19:05, Night)
The series concludes with a night fixture at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Night matches often add an extra layer of excitement, and fans can expect a thrilling showdown as both teams vie for T20 supremacy.
- 1st ODI – 3rd February 2024 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (14:10, Day/Night)
Transitioning to the One Day Internationals, the teams head to Adelaide Oval for the first ODI under lights. Day/Night ODIs bring a unique flavor to the game, and this encounter is likely to be a closely contested battle.
- 2nd ODI – 7th February 2024 – North Sydney Oval, Sydney (14:40, Day/Night)
North Sydney Oval hosts the second ODI, where both teams will look to gain momentum in the series. The picturesque setting of this venue adds to the charm of the contest.
- 3rd ODI – 10th February 2024 – North Sydney Oval, Sydney (14:40, Day/Night)
The ODI series concludes at North Sydney Oval, offering players a chance to leave a lasting impression as they wrap up their limited-overs engagements.
15th–18th February 2024 – WACA Ground, Perth
The marquee event of the tour, the Women’s Test, takes place at the historic WACA Ground in Perth. As the only Test match in the series, it holds special significance, and both teams will aim to showcase their red-ball skills and claim the Test victory.
Significance in the ICC Women’s Championship
This series assumes added importance as it is part of the 2022–2025 ICC Women’s Championship. With valuable championship points at stake, the teams will be motivated to put their best foot forward, contributing to the intense competition that characterizes the Championship.
Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to an enthralling contest between South Africa and Australia, with each match poised to deliver high-octane action. As the players prepare to don their national colors, fans eagerly await the first ball of what promises to be a memorable tour in early 2024.