Gaby Lewis will lead the Irish against South Africa

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Batter Gaby Lewis has been named captain of the Ireland women’s team for the upcoming multi-format series against South Africa in Dublin. Lewis is set to replace regular captain Laura Delany, who is recovering from injury. The 21-year-old is Ireland’s fifth-highest scorer in all formats.

She also becomes the first child of a former Irish cricket captain to lead his country, following in the footsteps of his father, Alan Lewis, who captained Ireland’s men’s team 35 times. “It’s an absolute honor to be asked to captain Ireland for the first time. The opportunity to play against one of the best teams in the world is one I relish, and I know the The team is looking forward to the challenge,” Lewis said as noted. by ESPNcricinfo.

“One of the benefits of a competitive National Super Series is that – even with up to nine players missing – we are still able to bring in a talented group of players as cover, showing that we are increasing our player pool. and nurture our emerging talent in a good way,” she added. The South African tour of Ireland will kick off with three T20Is, starting June 3, before three ODIs from June 11-17.

Ireland team: Gaby Lewis (c), Alana Dalzell, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Sarah Forbes, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Kate McEvoy, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Celeste Raack, Mary Waldron. (ANI)

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