Ireland have announced that they will be hosting South Africa this July/ August, playing 4 ODIs and 3 T20s against the Women Proteas who currently sit 4th in the ICC Women’s International Championship table.
The ODI’s are scheduled for July 24, 26, 29 and August 1, followed by the T20s on August 4, 5 and 7, with venues yet to be confirmed.
Prior to that, the sides will also encounter each other in the group stages of the Women’s World T20 in India in March.
Having recently won the WWT20 Qualification tournament, beating Bangladesh in the final, Ireland have firmly established themselves recently as the No. 1 “Associate” nation in the women’s game.
As such, and they will provide a genuine test for a South African team who are on the up, but were themselves in a similar position only a few short years ago.