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13-Dec-2017 13:04:00 GMT
2018 U-19 World Cup

Van Tonder to lead South Africa in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Johannesburg: Raynard van Tonder will lead the 15-man South Africa side in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand next year, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.

Wandile Makwetu, the wicketkeeper-batsman, is the only player in the side who featured in the 2016 edition of the tournament, played in Bangladesh.

Matthew Breetzke, also a wicketkeeper-batsman who has already played seven first-class games, has been included in the squad. Makhaya Ntini's son, Thando Ntini, who is also a fast bowler, has also been named in the side.

South Africa, who won the 2014 U19 CWC, is drawn in Group A along with New Zealand, Windies, the defending champion, and Kenya.

South Africa will start its campaign against Kenya on January 14 in Lincoln before heading to Mount Maunganui to face Windies and New Zealand on January 17 and 20 respectively.

Squad: Raynard van Tonder (capt), Matthew Breetzke (wk), Jean du Plessis, Jason Niemand, Gerald Coetzee, Jade de Klerk, Fraser Jones, Wandile Makwetu (wk), Andile Mogakane, Kgaudise Molefe, Thando Ntini, Jiveshen Pillay, Hermann Rolfes, Kenan Smith, Akhona Mnyaka.

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