CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) launched its campaign this week to win next year’s edition of the ICC under-19 World Cup to be held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
A four-day training camp is currently under way at the CSA High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria Sports Complex for a select squad of 30 players. It started on Thursday and will run until Sunday morning.
The camp is being directed by the head coach of the under-19 team, Ray Jennings, and covers all aspects of the preparation for a major tournament.
“We are in the happy position that eight of the players, including Player of the Series Clyde Fortuin, took part in last season’s 5-0 series win over their England counterparts, so there is already a healthy amount of international experience in the group,” commented CSA Manager: Youth Cricket, Niels Momberg.
“We have twice finished runners-up in the under-19 World Cup in 2002 and 2008 and the time has now arrived to bring the trophy home.”
At the conclusion of the camp the South Africa under-19 team will be announced to play a triangular tournament against India and Zimbabwe in India in September.
SA under-19 squad: Clyde Fortuin, Hayes van der Berg, Jason Smith, Zubayr Hamza, Dayyaan Galiem (all WP), Justin Dill (Boland), Nhlakanipo Madwe, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sibonelo Makhanya (all KZN Coastal), Greg Oldfield, Sohail Mamoud, Lungisani Ngidi (all KZN Inland), Sine Ntshona, Hanko Olivier (both Free State), GM Bruwer, Patrick Kruger (both Griquas), Bradley Dial, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickleton, Keith Dudgeon, Yaseen Valli (all Gauteng), Leus du Plooy, Corbin Bosch, Aiden Markram, Tiaan Koekemoer (all Northerns), Lloyd Brown, Brydon Carse (both EP), Ngazibini Sigwili, Onke Nyako (both Border), JJ Heunis (SWD).