England women have named a 14-player squad that will play a three-match one-day international series and a three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa women at Senwes Park.
Georgia Elwiss has been named has been included in the England squad. She will be hoping to make her international debut, whilst Holly Colvin will remain in England to concentrate on university studies.
Tammy Beaumont and Susie Rowe return to the England squad following a successful summer with Kent and the England women’s Academy.
England and South Africa women last met in the group stages of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 where England beat South Africa by 56 runs.
Charlotte Edwards will lead the England squad and look to continue the teams winning performances from this summer’s NatWest Women’s Quadrangular Series.
England women’s head coach Mark Lane said, “I was very pleased with our performances over the summer; we saw contributions throughout the squad.
“We will be looking to take the positive performances from this summer with us to South Africa and on to New Zealand in February.
“Both winter tours will serve as important preparation for us as we look ahead to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2012 and then onto the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2013.
“The team has real strength in depth at the moment so we will be looking for every player to perform and continue to improve both individually and as a team.”
England squad: Charlotte Edwards (capt), Jenny Gunn, Tammy Beaumont, Arran Brindle, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Lydia Greenway, Isa Guha, Danni Hazell, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Susie Rowe, Sarah Taylor, Danni Wyatt.