A 15-man SA U19 squad has been named for this year’s CSA Division 2 T20 tournament.
The tournament will form part of the team’s preparations for the 2024 U19 World Cup.
The squad consists of a number of players from this year’s U19 World Cup in the West Indies, including captain George van Heerden, Aphiwe Mnyanda, Liam Alder, Kwena Maphaka and Matthew Boast.
The Lions’ Ronan Hermann, who was named the Khaya Majola U19 Player of the Tournament, has also been selected.
“This is a great opportunity for our boys to get together and start the process that culminates in the World Cup in two years’ time,” said SA U19 coach Shukri Conrad.
“These are the first building blocks in that process. We have hosted camps in the last few weeks, looking at U17 and U19 players to refine the identification process.
“When selecting the side, we looked at the players that represented the country early this year in the West Indies. Looking at them being absorbed by franchises, opened a pool of youngsters who impressed at the Khaya Majola and CSA Cubs week.
“We are thrilled that CSA has made it a priority to continue to provide opportunities which play a key role in the development of our players.”
SA U19 squad: George van Heerden (Boland), Liam Alder (Lions), Matthew Boast (Titans), Abdullah Bayoumy (Western Province), Schalk Engelbrecht (Titans), Thebe Gazedi (Lions), Ronan Hermann (Lions), Juan James (Western Province), Kwena Maphaka (Lions), Dewan Marais (Easterns), Aphiwe Mnyanda (Eastern Province), Meeka-eel Prince (Western Province), Richard Seletswane (Lions), David Teeger (Lions), Liyema Waqu (Western Province).