Proteas Women’s all-rounder Chloe Tryon talks about the excitement in the air building up to the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which is hosting by South Africa.
“We have a World Cup in a couple of days. This doesn’t come around often. I think it inspires us every day. We look on social media how excited everybody is and how much people in the country want to come out and support us. It is exciting. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Tryon said. “We have all sat together and worked really hard as a team. We want to make South Africa proud, ourselves proud and our families proud.”
Women’s cricket in South Africa has grown immeasurably in last 3-4 years: Karen Smithies
“The ICC T20 Women’s World Cup will show what we have … that we have a really good team. The team has been playing really good cricket over the last few years. But now to play a World Cup on home soil as the host nation is a great thing for the development of the game,” Smithies said.
“I think over the last three to four years women’s cricket in South Africa has grown immeasurably. This has mostly been due to the team’s performances. They have won series in New Zealand and in India, and semi-final appearances in both the 50-overs and T20 World Cups already, so in that time span it has grown immeasurably. Women’s cricket is growing from zero to hero very rapidly,” she added.