CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated three of its players on being selected by the ICC for their team of the tournament at the ICC under-19 World Cup which finished in New Zealand yesterday.
Raynard van Tonder, captain of the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 squad, was chosen as captain of the Select XI while wicketkeeper/batsman Wandile Makwetu and fast bowling all-rounder Gerald Coetzee were also chosen.
Champions India had five players in the squad with South Africa having the next strongest representation.
“Although it was disappointing that we only managed to finish fifth in the tournament it is nevertheless rewarding that some of our youngsters received this honour,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.
“Raynard deserves a special commendation for being chosen as the best leader at the tournament and this follows on our 2014 captain, Aiden Markram, being chosen as Player of the Tournament.
“It is heartening to know that we continue to produce quality players and leaders through our talent pipeline system,” concluded Mr. Moroe.
Team of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 (in batting order):
Prithvi Shaw (India) –261 runs
Manjot Kalra (India) – 252 runs
Shubman Gill (India) – 372 runs
Finn Allen (New Zealand) – 338 runs
Raynard van Tonder (South Africa, captain) – 348 runs
Wandile Makwetu (wicket-keeper) (South Africa) – 184 runs and 11 dismissals (all catches)
Anukul Roy (India) – 14 wickets
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (India)– 9 wickets
Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) – 8 wickets
Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan) – 14 wickets
Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) – 12 wickets
12th man: Alick Athanaze (Windies) – 418 runs