South African Under-19s look forward to tough series in India

Updated: 14 September 2013 16:17 IST

The team have a healthy number of players with international experience. Eight of them took part in last season's home tour against England that saw South Africa beating the visitors 5-0 in the ODI series.

South African Under-19s look forward to tough series in India

The South Africa under-19 squad are looking forward to the quadrangular series against India, Australia and Zimbabwe. The series, taking place in Visakhapatnam, India, will see each side playing six ODIs from 23 September and the final will be played on 5 October.


According to an official media release by Cricket South Africa, Yaseen Valli is upbeat about leading the side troops on the field.

"We're going to face the top two teams in the world (India and Australia respectively) and we can't wait to get started," he said.

"This tour will do a great job in showing us where we are in world cricket and what still needs to be done before the World Cup next year."

CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat gave his best wishes tyo the team saying,"We wish our boys every success in this warm-up tournament for the ICC under-19 World Cup. From our side we will be doing everything possible to make sure that our squad has the best possible preparation for the junior World Cup."

The team have a healthy number of players with international experience. Eight of them took part in last season's home tour against England that saw South Africa beating the visitors 5-0 in the ODI series.

"Most of us have not played this much international cricket with so many teams in one series before and it's important for us to get a good feel for a World Cup situation early on," Valli continued. "This is the kind of opportunity we've all been dreaming of and we can't wait to go out there and make our country proud. Each game will be played as if it were a World Cup."

The Sqaud:

Yaseen Valli (Gauteng, capt), Corbin Bosch (Northerns), Lloyd Brown (EP), Bradley Dial (Gauteng), Justin Dill (Boland), Clyde Fortuin (WP), Dayyaan Galiem (WP), Aiden Markram (Northerns), Lungisano Ngidi (KZN Inland), Sine Ntshona (Free State), Greg Oldfield (KZN Inland), Kagiso Rabada (Gauteng), Ngazibini Sigwili (Border), Jason Smith (WP), Hayes van der Berg (WP).

Management: Morgan Pillay (manager), Ray Jennings (head coach), Enoch Nkwe (assistant coach), Greg Smith (assistant coach), Megan Dutton (physiotherapist), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Officer).



Topics : Cricket Haroon Lorgat Yaseen Valli South Africa
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