South Africa have announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup taking place in Australia in August.
Promising batsman Chad Bowes captains a line-up that has been whittled down from an original list of 23 hopefuls that have been preparing at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Academy.
CSA Youth Cricket Manager Niels Momberg commented:
"It has been an exhaustive few months with every player giving a hundred percent at all times with the hopes to represent his country. Congratulations to everyone who was selected, we look forward to seeing you play your hearts out in this crucial competition. To those players who did not make it, never give up, to get into the top 23 squad of the most promising players in the country is a massive achievement and we will not forget you or the contribution you have made so far. We wish you all the best for your future and look forward to seeing what the future holds for you."
Coach Ray Jennings and his team have been placed in Group D, alongside Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Namibia, beginning their campaign on August 12 against Bangladesh in Brisbane.
Chad Bowes (Capt), David Rhoda, Sinesipho Solomzi Nqweni, Shaylen Pillay, Quinton De Kock (wk), Diego Rosier, Calvin Savage, Prenelan Subrayen, Lizaad Williams, Jan Frylinck, Rabian Engelbrecht, Corné Dry, Theunis de Bruyn, Murray Coetzee, Gihahn Cloete