Cricket South Africa is determined to lock in its young players until they secure senior provincial or franchise contracts.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that Wandile Makwetu will captain the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s when the team heads to England in July of this year.
South Africa U19 captain Raynard van Tonder has been given the honour of leading a World Cup U19 ‘dream team’.
Despite a fighting stand by Wandile Makwetu, Pakistan beat the young Proteas by three wickets in the quarter-finals of the U19 World Cup.
Wandile Makwetu’s 99 set up the SA U19s’ 76-run World Cup victory over the West Indies, amid a rules storm.
West Indies levelled the Youth ODI series with South Africa U19 after a narrow two-wicket win in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.