South Africa U19s field first as Khumalo and Miltz make debuts

Raynard van Tonder won the toss and elected to field first.

Raynard van Tonder won the toss and elected to field first.

Mondli Khumalo and Jacob Miltz will make their debut for the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s as the team take on Namibia in the fourth match of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Youth One-Day International Triangular Series at Puk Oval in Potchefstroom on Monday.

The young hosts suffered a heavy, 112-run defeat to England last night at Senwes Park and hope to redeem themselves in today’s fixture. Captain, Raynard van Tonder won the toss and elected to field first on a windy day with rain expected in the afternoon.

The selectors have made six changes to today’s playing eleven for rotation purposes and to manage players’ loads with the amount of cricket they have been playing and will be taking part in in the upcoming weeks. Hermann Rolfes and Kenan Smith return after missing the England match, while Jason Niemand and Thando Ntini make their first appearances for South Africa on this tour.

Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 team:

Raynard van Tonder (captain), Wandile Makwetu, Jade de Klerk, Kenan Smith, Jason Niemand, Thando Ntini, Jivenshen Pillay, Hermann Rolfes, Fraser Jones, Mondli Khumalo (debut), Jacob Miltz (debut).