The Australia women’s national cricket team will square off against South Africa Women in a one-off Test to be played at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth starting on Thursday, February 15.
Australia and South Africa will face each other in women’s Test cricket for the first time.
Led by captain Alyssa Healy, hosts Australia Women head into the Test brimming with confidence after clinching both the recently-concluded T20I and ODI series 2-1 against South Africa.
However, Australia lost their previous Test against India by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in December.
Ahead of the one-off Test, the hosts have made few changes to their Test squad.
Bowling all-rounder Sophie Molineux has been recalled to the squad after last playing a Test match against India in 2021.
Australia will miss the services of Lauren Cheatle as she needed skin cancer removed from her neck last month while all-rounder Heather Graham has been dropped from the squad.
On the other hand, the South Africa women’s national cricket team will aim to bounce back in the historic Test Down Under.
The Proteas last played a Test match against England in 2022. The match ended in a draw at the County Ground in Taunton.
Meanwhile, the visitors have added six uncapped players in their 14-member squad led by all-format captain Laura Wolvaardt.
Tazmin Brits, Masabata Klaas, Ayanda Hlubi, Eliz-Mari Marx, Delmi Tucker and Mieke de Ridder are the new faces in the South Africa’s Test squad.
Interestingly, star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp is the only player in the squad to have featured in more than one Test match for the Proteas.
Australia Women vs South Africa Women Test head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between Australia Women and South Africa Women in Test cricket.
Where to watch Australia Women vs South Africa Women Test 2024 live in India
The Australia Women vs South Africa Women Test 2024 will be telecast live on the Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the AUS-W vs RSA-W Test 2024 will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website in India.
Australia Women vs South Africa Women Test 2024 schedule and live match start times
All times in India Standard Time (IST)
Day and Date
Thursday, February 15 - Sunday, February 18
Australia Women vs South Africa Women, Only Test
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
8:30 AM IST
Australia Women vs South Africa Women Test 2024 squads
Australia Women Test squad: Alyssa Healy (captain/wicketkeeper), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney (wicketkeeper), Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
South Africa Women Test squad: Laura Wolvaardt (captain), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits (wicketkeeper), Nadine de Klerk, Mieke de Ridder (wicketkeeper), Ayanda Hlubi, Sinalo Jafta (wicketkeeper), Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Suné Luus, Eliz-Mari Marx, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Chloé Tryon, Delmi Tucker (wicketkeeper)
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