AIHEVBA RULED OUT OF U19 WORLD CUP | LUUS ADDED TO SQUAD

AIHEVBA RULED OUT OF U19 WORLD CUP | LUUS ADDED TO SQUAD

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa Under-19 (SA U19) and Lions fast bowler Esosa Aihevba has been ruled out of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 due to a left knee injury.

The 17-year-old sustained the injury during the recent tri-series against India and Afghanistan.

Dolphins all-rounder Tristan Luus has been named as his replacement.

South Africa are drawn in Group B for the World Cup, alongside England, Scotland and West Indies, who they begin their campaign against at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on 19 January.

Ahead of their opening game, Malibongwe Maketa’s side will have two warm-up matches against Pakistan and Afghanistan on 13 and 16 January respectively.

 

SA U19 Men’s Squad – ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

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

 

SA U19 Itinerary

Warm-up matches

Saturday, 13 January – 10:00  

South Africa vs Pakistan – St Stithians College, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 16 January – 10:00  

South Africa vs Afghanistan – Braamfischer Oval, Potchefstroom

 

Group Stage matches

Friday, 19  January – 10:00  

South Africa U19 vs West Indies U19 – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom

Tuesday, 23 January – 10:00  

South Africa U19 vs England U19 – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom

Saturday, 27 January – 10:00  

Scotland U19 vs South Africa U19 – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom

ENDS

 

Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications

 


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