CSA CONFIRMS U19 TRI-SERIES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN AND INDIA

CSA CONFIRMS U19 TRI-SERIES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN AND INDIA

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has today confirmed a 50-over tri-series between South Africa Under-19 (SA U19), Afghanistan U19 and India U19 later this month.

The series, which will serve as the final preparation ahead of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, consists of seven matches to be played at Old Edwardians Cricket Club in Johannesburg from 29 December – 10 January.

The hosts, who are drawn in Group B alongside England, Scotland and West Indies, will get their World Cup campaign underway on 19 January against the West Indies at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom.

Head of High Performance Grant van Velden commented: “CSA would like to extend our gratitude to the cricket boards of India and Afghanistan for their cooperation and commitment to ensuring the tri-series goes ahead.”

“These games are a crucial component of our preparation for the World Cup. They provide our young cricketers with the perfect platform to test their skills against competitive opponents in India and Afghanistan. The series will also serve as a final opportunity for our players to fine-tune their game ahead of the World Cup on home soil.”

 

Youth Tri-series Fixtures 

Friday, 29 December  

Afghanistan U19 v India U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Sunday, 31 December 

South Africa U19 v Afghanistan U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 02 January

South Africa U19 v India U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Thursday, 04 January 

India U19 v Afghanistan U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Saturday, 06 January 

South Africa U19 v India U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Monday, 08 January

South Africa U19 v Afghanistan U19 – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

Wednesday, 10 January

Final – Old Edwardians Cricket Club, Johannesburg

 

SA U19 Men’s Squad – Tri-Series and ICC U19 Men’s World Cup 2024

David Teeger (captain, Lions), Esosa Aihevba (Lions), Juan James (Western Province), Martin Khumalo (Easterns), Kwena Maphaka (Lions), Dewan Marias (Easterns), Nqobani Mokoena (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Riley Norton (Boland), Romashan Pillay (KwaZula-Natal Coastal), Sipho Potsane (Lions), Lhuan-dre Pretorius (Lions), Richard Seletswane (Lions), Steve Stolk (Titans), Oliver Whitehead (Western Province), and Ntando Zuma (KwaZulu-Natal Inland).

ENDS

Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications


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