Proteas Women fast bowler Ayabonga Khaka shares her birthday with the late Nelson Mandela - 18 July. Photo: @OfficialCSA on Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA) hosted an elite women’s fast bowlers camp at the Powerade Centre of Excellence in Pretoria on Tuesday. 

The purpose of the camp was to take stock of the fast bowler depth the country has as well as the progress of the players from the Momentum Proteas squad and the Powerade National Academy.
CSA High Performance Manager, Vincent Barnes said: “The objective is to look at our fast bowling stock and the depth. We want to ensure that we have given them (national players) the best opportunity and tools to prepare for the season ahead and for some of the young bowlers that are coming through the system, to make sure that they can step up into international cricket (when called upon). 

"So, it’s about monitoring them, having a look at actions and analysing of actions and chatting around some of the bowling strategies that come with bowling with the white ball.”

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In recent years, the pool of players feeding into the national team has grown with a steady flow of emerging talent coming through CSA’s women’s development programme. 

Having a healthy number of players to work within the camp, Barnes stated that he and the coaches in attendance wanted to see improved intensity, good in-game situational awareness as well as evolved tactical decision making during crucial match conditions. 

He also expressed his satisfaction with the continued progress made by the National Academy since its opening this winter. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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