KZN pair in SA U19 mix for Bangladesh tour

On Friday Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the 15-man Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 team that will take on Bangladesh from 29 June to 21 July in a seven-match Youth One-Day International series in Durban and Pietermaritzburg that included Glenwood High School’s Nduduzo Mfoza as well as Sunfoil Dolphins’ physiotherapist Brett Edwards.

The tour forms part of the reciprocal agreement between CSA and Bangladesh Cricket Board following South Africa’s tour to the subcontinent country earlier this year and also forms part of South Africa’s preparations for the ICC U19 World Cup that will take place in Bangladesh in January 2016.

“I cant wait to wear the green and gold and represent my country for the first time!” said Mfoza shortly after the announcement.

The junior Proteas will be led by Tony De Zorzi of Gauteng, whose performances on the field and leadership skills off it convinced selectors that he is the right man for the job.

He will be joined by recent CSA Awards Breakfast winners, Aaqil Ebrahim (CSA U17 Player of the Year) and Dean Foxcroft (Coca-Cola Schools T20 Player of the Year).

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge and with a bit of experience starting to build up in the squad, I’m excited to see the growth of this group,” SA U19s coach Lawrence Mahatlane said.

“We’re looking forward to getting to Durban in a couple of weeks and getting down to business with a really excited and motivated group of players.”

Team: Tony De Zorzi (capt, Gauteng), Ziyaad Abrahams (WP), Aaqil Ebrahim (WP), Dean Foxcroft (Northerns), Dayyaan Galiem (WP), Brendon Glover (Gauteng), Conor McKerr (Gauteng), Nduduzo Mfoza (KZN), Rivaldo Moonsamy (Northerns), Wiaan Mulder (Gauteng), Kabelo Sekhukhune (Easterns), Lutho Sipamla (EP), Liam Smith (Gauteng), Kyle Verryne (WP), Sean Whitehead (Free State).

Management: Morgan Pillay (Manager), Lawrence Mahatlane (Coach), Victor Mpitsang (Assistant Coach), Kyle Southgate (Analyst), Brett Edwards (Physiotherapist), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Officer)

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