Saurashtra won their first Ranji Trophy title earlier this month as they got the better of Bengal at the SCA stadium in Rajkot. It was perhaps fitting that the trophy returned to the home province of the man who gave it his name- the legendary Maharaja Ranjitsinhji, after all these years. Continue reading “A look at Saurashtra’s path to their maiden Ranji Trophy Title”
Hosts South Africa have today (December 10, 2019) officially announced their squad for the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup. The Baby Proteas will be captained by Bryce Parsons, but there are some puzzling omissions, most notably Ruan Terblanche, the Boland star who played six of their seven ODI’s against Pakistan U19 earlier this year and also scored a century against the visitors.
North West wicketkeeper Khanya Cotani will be Parsons’ deputy at the event. South Africa are in Group D alongside Afghanistan, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, a relatively straightforward group for Lawrence Mahlatlane’s men. Winning the group will send the Baby Proteas into a quarterfinal against the second placed team from Group A- most likely to be either New Zealand or Sri Lanka.
Apart from Parsons, all eyes will also be on Bishops Old Boy Jonathan Bird, the highly regarded WP batsman and young all rounder Gerald Coetzee, who sent down the most overs in the 2019/20 CSA Four Day series before it took a break for the Mzansi Super League.
South Africa 15 member U19 World Cup Roster
Bryce Parsons (Captain) (Gauteng)
Khanya Cotani (Vice captain) North West
Luke Beaufort (Eastern Province)
Jonathan Bird (Western Province)
Merrick Brett (Northerns)
Achille Cloete (Boland)
Gerald Coetzee (Free State)
Tyrese Karelse (South Western Districts)
Mondli Khumalo (KZN Inland)
Jack Lees (Gauteng) Continue reading “South Africa U19 Cricket World Cup Squad 2020 | Bryce Parsons to captain Baby Proteas; no Ruan Terblanche”
Beginning the 2018/19 season, CSA’s Academy will switch to a three year cycle from the current yearly one.
Here are the fifteen members chosen for Cricket South Africa’s National Academy squad for the cycle from 2018 till September 2021, as officially announced in November 2018. It includes several players who have appeared for South Africa’s U19 squad like Raynard van Tonder, Matthew Breetzke, Tony de Zorzi and Wandile Makwetu.
How old are the players in CSA’s Powerade Academy?
We’ve listed the players below by franchise- the most number of players in the Academy are from the Cape Cobras (Western Province), and have added their ages in brackets.
The oldest players in this current CSA Academy cycle are Tladi Bokako and Tshepang Dithole, both of whom are already 25. The youngest are the duo of Sinethemba Qeshile and Wandile Makwetu, both of whom are still 19. The vast majority of the intakes are in their early 20’s.
Cricket South Africa National Academy Roster- 3 year cycle from 2018-2021
4 Cape Cobras CSA Academy players: Tladi Bokako (25), Janneman Malan (22), Kyle Simmonds (24), Jason Smith (24)
3 Highveld Lions CSA Academy reps: Nandre Burger (23), Tshepang Dithole (25), Bjorn Fortuin (24)
3 Warriors CSA Academy players: Matthew Breetzke (20), Lutho Sipamla (20), Sinethemba Qeshile (19) Continue reading “List of CSA Academy Players- Cricket South Africa Powerade Academy 3 year cycle 2018-2021”
The Northern Districts duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton created a world record by smashing 43 runs in one over in a domestic one day match in New Zealand. Continue reading “New Zealand 43 runs in one over- Joe Carter & Brett Hampton off bowler Willem Ludick”
Prithvi Pankaj Shaw at the age of 17, guided Mumbai to the Ranji Trophy Final be defeating Tamil Nadu with a debut 100. Amol Muzamdar was the last Mumbai batsman to score a century on debut in Ranji Trophy Continue reading “Youngest Player to score a debut 100 in Ranji Trophy Final-2017”