Cricket South Africa has announced Bryce Parsons as the captain of their 15-man squad to take on Pakistan in June.
The squad was announced on Wednesday for the home series which takes place from 22 June to 7 July 2019.
King Edward VII School matric learner Parsons will lead the side, after his impressive tour to India with both bat and ball. In his last two ODI’s on the tour against Afghanistan he scored 40 and took 2-32, as well as 44 and 2-30.
The Pakistan series forms a vital part of the home side’s preparation for the ICC U19 World Cup which will be hosted by South Africa early next year.
The matches will be played at Pietermaritzburg Oval and Chatsworth Oval.
CSA high-performance manager Vincent Barnes said: ‘The selection committee has selected a well-balanced team that will be up against talented and skilful opposition.
‘The majority of the players recently toured India and also qualify to represent South Africa in the ICC U19 World Cup next year, so this will be more invaluable experience for them. I wish coach Lawrence Mahatlane and his team all the best for the series.’
South Africa U19s squad: Bryce Parsons (captain, Gauteng), Luke Beaufort (Eastern Province), Jonathan Bird (Western Province), Achille Cloete (Boland), Gerald Coetzee (Free State), Khanya Cotani (North West), Michael Copeland (Gauteng), Andrew Louw (Free State), Akeem Minaar (Boland), Lifa Ntanzi (KZN Coastal), Imraan Philander (Western Province), Siya Plaatjie (Western Province), Ruan Terblanche (Boland), Tiaan van Vuuren (Eastern Province), Nonelela Yika (Border).