U19 side for tour to India announced

2013-07-23 00:00

AFTER a squad of 30 elite U19 cricket players selected from all the provinces had been put through a rigorous training camp by Ray Jennings, a team of 15 players was selected to represent South Africa.

They play in a quadrangular tournament in India in September and then form the core of the team to take part in the U19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next year.

Initially, there were six KZN players in the training camp, three from Inland — Greg Oldfield (Michaelhouse), Lungi Ngidi (Hilton) and Sohail Mahmoud (Maritzburg College) — and three from Coastals — Nhlakanipho Madwe, Andile Phehlukwayo (both Glenwood) and Sibonela Makhanya (DHS).

Two of the Inland boys, Oldfield and Ngidi, survived the cut and will play for SA in India. Oldfield is one of eight players who played earlier this year in the U19 World Cup, making this a team with plenty of experience. Further local flavour is found in Pietermaritzburg teacher Morgan Pillay, who is manager of the team.

The team are captained by all-rounder Yaseen Valli from KES, who follows in the footsteps of a long line of KES old boys, including coach Jennings, Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie and more recently, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Quinton de Kock.


Yaseen Valli (KES-Gauteng, capt), Corbin Bosch (Pretoria BHS-Northerns), Lloyd Brown (Grey HS-EP), Bradley Dial (St Johns-Gauteng), Justin Dill (Paul Roos-Boland), Clyde Fortuin (St Josephs-WP), Dayyaan Galiem (Rondebosch-WP), Aiden Markram (Pretoria BHS-Northerns), Lungisano Ngidi (Hilton-KZN Inland), Sine Ntshona (St Andrews-Free State), Greg Oldfield (Michaelhouse-KZN Inland), Kagiso Rabada (St Stithians-Gauteng), Ngazibini Sigwili (Hudson Park-Border), Jason Smith (Wynberg-WP), Hayes van der Berg (Rondebosch-WP).

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

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