DURBAN – Nineteen-year-old Ntuzuma cricketer Nonkululeko Mlaba has been selected for the Proteas Women’s team for their upcoming tour of India that will include five T20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals starting on 24 September.
Mlaba’s rise through the ranks has been meteoric and her ability was noticed during the recent SA Emerging series against Bangladesh after which the left-arm spinner followed that up with strong performances in the newly formed Women’s T20 Super League.
She was also one of the stand-out players for the KZN Coastal’s side at the 2018 CSA Women’s National Week and was hugely influential in helping Coastal gain promotion to the CSA Women’s Provincial League ‘Top Six’.
Her performances have earned her selection in both the ODI squad and the T20 squad for what is going to be a tough tour against India, who are ranked second in the world in 50 over cricket and fifth in T20 cricket.
“I am so excited to be selected for South Africa, it really is a dream come true for me,” Mlaba said.