South Africa Cricket under-19s Technical Consultant, Robin Peterson said is satisfied with the team’s preparation ahead of their first day/night match in the ICC U19 World Cup against West Indies at Bay Oval tomorrow.
The World cup is held in New Zealand from the 13th of January to the 3rd of February and Peterson say his was very impressed with the team in the preparations.
” I think the preparation has been superb,” he said. “We had a fielding session under lights last night, so they got a feel of fielding at the (Bay) Oval under lights. I was pretty happy with how the guys bowled.”
“They had a pretty good session today, the spinners bowled well, the fast bowlers seemed to have a good rhythm and the batsmen were striking the ball well. They are just ticking the boxes that need to be ticked in preparation for the game. I’m quietly confident going into this one,”he added.
West Indies and South Africa have met before in their five-match, youth ODI series where West Indies won by two runs in the finals.
South Africa’s match against the West Indies will be broadcast live on SuperSport five from 02:45 (SAST). Regular scores will be posted on the Cricket South Africa (CSA) social media platforms on Facebook.
Coca-Cola South Africa Under-19s ICC World Cup squad:
Raynard van Tonder (capt, Free State), Matthew Breetzke (Eastern Province), Jean du Plessis (South Western Districts), Jason Niemand (Border), Gerald Coetzee (Free State), Jade de Klerk (Eastern Province), Fraser Jones (KZN Inland), Wandile Makwetu (Gauteng), Andile Mogakane (KZN Coastal), Kgaudise Molefe (Gauteng), Thando Ntini (Western Province), Jiveshen Pillay (Northerns), Hermann Rolfes (Northerns), Kenan Smith (Eastern Province), Akhona Mnyaka (Border).