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South Africa host India & West Indies ahead of women’s T20 World Cup

South Africa in Women's T20 World Cup

In the lead-up to the women’s T20 World Cup 2023, which will be held in South Africa shortly after, in February, South Africa will host India and the West Indies for a triangular T20I series in East London in January and February of next year.

The top two teams will play in the championship match on February 2, after which there will be a little break before the World Cup begins on February 10.

The three teams will have played each other twice during the round-robin stage. Matches in the World Cup will be held in Cape Town, Gqeberha, and Paarl until February 26.

“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, said in a statement.

“This will give the Momentum Proteas a highly competitive build-up to the ultimate prize of the T20 World Cup.”

South Africa in Women’s T20 World Cup

South Africa is in Group A of the World Cup, along with tournament favourites Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.

Group B includes Pakistan, England, Ireland, and West Indies. Australia has won the World Cup five times out of the seven tournaments, while England and the West Indies have each won the tournament once.

While India made it to the final for the first time in the prior competition in 2020 in Australia, where Australia defeated them by 85 runs at the MCG, South Africa has never advanced to the championship stage.

The top two teams will face off in the championship game on February 2 at Buffalo Park. The three teams are slated to play each other twice during the round-robin round.

Tri-series schedule:

Thursday, 19 January 2023 – South Africa vs India

Saturday, 21 January 2023 – South Africa vs West Indies

Monday, 23 January 2023 – India vs West Indies

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 – South Africa vs West Indies

Saturday, 28 January 2023 – South Africa vs India

Monday, 30 January 2023 – West Indies vs India

Thursday, 02 February 2023 – Tri-Series Final

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