The Vitality Roses take of South Africa in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup.

Jess Thirlby has announced her 12-strong matchday squad of Vitality Roses to face South Africa in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup on Wednesday evening.

The hosts take on the SPAR Proteas at Arena Birmingham at 20:00 BST in what will be their second game of the competition.

Due to netball competition regulations, Jess Thirlby is required to name just 12 players 24 hours before each match out of the 14 selected for the series.

The matchday squad of 12 are as follows:

Name Positions Caps Club
Eleanor Cardwell GS, GA 24 Manchester Thunder
George Fisher GA, GS 9 Saracens Mavericks
Kadeen Corbin GS, GA 68 Saracens Mavericks
Natalie Haythornthwaite (captain) WA, GA 47 New South Wales Swifts (in the Suncorp Super Netball league)
Laura Malcolm (vice-captain) C, WD, WA 25 Manchester Thunder
Amy Carter C, WD 1 Manchester Thunder
Jade Clarke WD, C 173 Wasps Netball
Chelsea Pitman WA 36 Adelaide Thunderbirds (in the Suncorp Super Netball league)
Fran Williams GD, WD 12 Wasps Netball
Razia Quashie GK, GD 9 Saracens Mavericks
Kate Shimmin GK, GD 2 Adelaide Thunderbirds (in the Suncorp Super Netball league)
Stacey Francis GD, WD 70 West Coast Fever (in the Suncorp Super Netball league)

The Vitality Roses last faced South Africa in December 2019 as part of a three-match test series in Cape Town, where Thirlby’s side won the series 2-1.

You can also follow all of the action live via the England Netball Twitter account and on Sky Sports, who will also be streaming the event on their official YouTube channel with coverage starting from 19:45 BST.

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