World Sports Betting Cape Cobras CEO Nabeal Dien has expressed pride in franchise coach Ashwell Prince, after the former Proteas batsman was nominated as one of the three Franchise Coaches of the Year at the Cricket South Africa Awards function that was held on Saturday.

Prince was nominated for the prestigious award alongside eventual winner, bizhub Highveld Lions coach Enoch Nkwe, and Warriors coach Rivash Gobind.

“As a franchise, we are very proud of Ashwell’s achievements and very proud to call him our own. To us it has a significant meaning, it means we have the right person for what we want to achieve here in the Western Cape.”

“Ashwell is a champion in producing young players in this country. Having experienced how tough it is at the top, he can identify what is required to get there. With the knowledge that he has already imparted, and will continue to impart on the younger members of our squad, they will have all the tools to represent South Africa at the highest level.”

“In the future there is no doubt that Ashwell should lead the national side.”

Prince and his World Sports Betting Cape Cobras squad are currently working hard in pre-season ahead of the 2019 / 2020 season.

 

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ Dane Piedt walked away with two Awards at the annual Cricket South Africa Awards ceremony on Saturday evening – the CSA 4 Day Franchise Series Player of the Season as well as the SACA Most Valuable Player Award.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras CEO Nabeal Dien was full of praise for Piedt’s achievements. “Dane’s leadership has come on leaps and bounds since he was first appointed captain of the Cobras and his performances matched his leadership skills last season. As a franchise, we are very proud of his achievements and of Vernon Philander’s Award for Delivery of the Year Award, we know these two senior members of the team will inspire the younger members to take on more responsibilities this season as we target all the trophies on offer.”

“Hopefully I’m going in the right direction and banging the right doors (of the national selection committee) down,” said Piedt, who captured a record-breaking 54 wickets in last season’s 4 Day Series.

 Piedt nipped out 13-141 in the 4 Day Franchise Series match against the Multiply Titans in Oudtshoorn, but the 11-wicket haul against the Warriors was a better performance, he claims.

“The highlight of the season in terms of my bowling was the 37-run win against the Warriors at St. George Park in which I took 8-130 in the second innings. The bowling attack operated as a unit and we bowled for each other.”

“The key to my success the past season was that I bowled an aggressive fifth-wicket line and I operated for the sake of my team-mates. I don’t want to let anybody down as captain and it motivates me,” he said.

Piedt’s coach at the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, Ashwell Prince, is backing his spinner for a Proteas spot. “It is wonderful for Dane to get the 4 Day Franchise Player of the Year Award. It is just reward for his 54 wickets. Right now he is pushing Keshav Maharaj for the premier spinner spot in the South African team, but he is probably the second spinner that should be included in the touring team to India.”

 

 

Half-centuries by Janneman Malan and Jason Smith ensured there were no final day jitters as the South Africa Emerging team secured a comfortable draw – and with it a 1-0 series win – against their Sri Lanka counterparts in Pretoria on Sunday.

The hosts batted out day four of the second and last game of the two-match sequence progressing from 92 for one at the start to 260 for five, a lead of 313 when the two captains shook hands late in the second session.

Opener Malan top-scored with 84 off 162 balls (6 fours), while all-rounder Smith struck a patient 62 off 130 balls (3 fours, 3 sixes).

There were also starts for first-innings centurion and captain Raynard van Tonder (31) as well as Matthew Breetzke, who followed a ton in the opening game with scores of 13 and 38 not out, batting in the middle order rather than his more accustomed opening position.

 For the tourists, Promod Maduwantha (2/20) took two day-four wickets, with one going to Lasith Embuldeniya (2/99) – the Test spinner completing a memorable match in which he claimed 10 for 255 in a marathon 76 overs.

 It was in vain, though, with the South Africans going on to clinch the series based on their 28-run in in the opening game.

It was a good turnaround for coach Shukri Conrad’s side after they missed out on a place in the preceding Triangular Series final, which the Asian side won after overcoming University Sport South Africa (USSA).

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras duo Tladi Bokako and Nandre Burger shared six wickets as South Africa Emerging held off a late fightback to secure a 28-run win over Sri Lanka Emerging and go 1-0 up in their two-match four-day series late on day four in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

The pair helped the hosts bowl out the tourists for 302, chasing a victory target of 331 at Senwes Park.

Burger claimed three for 38 in 16 overs and Bokako nabbed three for 70 in 21.1 overs – the away side dismissed in 94.1 overs.

It means the Sri Lankans will now need to win the second match starting later this week in order to earn a share of the series, although they were relatively easy winners in a Triangular One-Day competition that ended a week ago when they beat University Sports South Africa (USSA) in the Final.

Their slow start to this game ultimately proved costly after the hosts amassed 382 in the first innings thanks to Matthew Breetzke, with the reply being an under-par 241.

They then restricted Shukri Conrad’s side to just 189 in the second innings and appeared to be the favourites heading into the final day after reaching stumps on day three at 145 for one.

But the South Africans managed some early blows, particularly the first one that accounted for the set Minod Bhanuka 14 runs into the morning when Bokako had him caught behind by Sinethemba Qeshile for 89 (134 balls, 12 fours).

Captain Charith Asalanka (9) and Ashen Bandara (1) then followed as Bokako again struck, along with Marco Jansen (2/58), who got rid of the former, suddenly leaving the Asians on 173 for four.

Dayyaan Galiem (1/37) tilted things more in the hosts’ favour when he had the other key man, Pathum Nissanka (47), also edging to Qeshile.

And, when Burger trapped Kamindu Mendis (17) and Chamika Karunaratne (10) leg before wicket, the end looked near – Sri Lanka slipping to 214 for seven.

A 58-run eighth-wicket stand between Mohamed Shiraz (49) and Nishan Peiris (25) had helped their side roar back, but when the stand was eventually broken, the fast bowlers wrapped up the tail to give the South Africans a morale-boosting win.

The second and final match of the tour begins in Pretoria from Thursday.

Standard Bank Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has won four nominations and captain Faf du Plessis three for the 2018/19 Cricket South Africa (CSA) Men’s International Awards.

Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk and world-ranked fast bowler Marizanne Kapp have both won nominations in four categories in the women’s section.

The gala event to honour South Africa’s top performing professional cricketers over the past year will take place on Saturday evening, 3 August 2019, at the Sun Square Arena in Pretoria.

The CSA Awards Judging panel recently finalized the nominations list for the glittering occasion.

Du Plessis, the No. 4 ranked batsman in ODI cricket and the No. 10 in Test cricket, and Rabada, the No. 3 ranked bowler in both ODI and Test cricket, have been nominated in the following three categories: SA Cricketer of the Year, Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year and Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year. In addition, either one of them could secure their peers’ vote as SA Players’ Player of the Year and could be a contender for SA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year.

Rabada could also be in contention for the CSA Delivery of the Year where the other contenders are Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo and Keshav Maharaj.

Du Plessis has previously never won CSA’s highest accolade of SA Cricketer of the Year. Of the other nominees for this award, Rabada has won it twice before in 2016 and 2018 while Quinton de Kock won it in 2017. The fourth nominee, Imran Tahir, will, like Du Plessis, also be endeavouring to win the award for the first time.

De Kock has also been nominated in the Test Cricketer of the Year category along with Du Plessis, Keshav Maharaj, Rabada and Dale Steyn.

Phehlukwayo and Rassie van der Dussen – the latter could also be a contender for international newcomer of the year – have been nominated in both white ball categories: ODI Cricketer of the Year and T20 International Cricketer of the Year. The other nominees in the latter category are David Miller and Reeza Hendricks.

In the women’s section Van Niekerk, who was named CSA Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2018, and Kapp have both been nominated in this category as well as for T20 International Player of the Year, ODI Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.

Lizelle Lee has been recognized in three categories: CSA Women’s Cricketer of the Year, Women’s ODI Player of the Year and Women’s Players’ Player of the Year.

Fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has been nominated for Women’s T20 International Player of the Year.

“It is my great pleasure and privilege to congratulate all the nominees as we celebrate the achievements of both our Proteas men’s and women’s squads,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.

“And, while we are doing that, let us not forget to thank all those great and selfless people who work diligently behind the scenes to create opportunities for our leading cricketers to excel.

“Our country continues to produce world-class players. Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir all rank among the top men’s players in the world across the various formats and I think we have all been excited to see new faces such as Rassie van der Dussen, Lutho Sipamla and Zubayr Hamza that have emerged in the past year.”

The CSA Awards Judging Panel consists of: Jeremy Fredericks (Convener), Crystal Arnold, Makhaya Ntini, Clinton du Preez, Lungani Zama and Natalie Germanos with statistical input by Andrew Samson.

“As always, these awards are tough to judge due to the stiff nature of the competition,” commented Fredericks. “Our world-class senior players are well established and there is an encouraging number of international newcomers making theirmark as well.

“The judging panel was impressed by the overall performances during the season of the nominees in the various categories,” Fredericks added.

Loyal Proteas fans can also have their say in the awards. The SA Fans Cricketer of the Year requires fans to vote for this award. Further details of how the voting mechanism works can be found on CSA’s Social Media platforms.

Fans also stand a chance of winning a trip to the CSA Awards. One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the banquet and will have the opportunity to present one of the awards.

The CSA Awards evening is the culmination of CSA Day which also sees the KFC CSA Amateur Awards breakfast taking place to be followed by the CSA Golf Day.

SELECTED AWARDS NOMINATIONS

AFRICA T20 CUP PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT

  • Nandre Burger (Central Gauteng Lions)
  • Delano Potgieter (Central Gauteng Lions)
  • Marco Marais (Border)

DOMESTIC NEWCOMER OF THE SEASON

  • David Bedingham (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)
  • Janneman Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)
  • Sinethemba Qeshile (Warriors)
  • Lutho Sipamla (Warriors) 

MOMENTUM ONE-DAY CUP CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

  • Junior Dala (Multiply Titans)
  • Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans)
  • Kyle Verreynne (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)

CSA T20 CHALLENGE CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

  • Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions)
  • Theunis de Bruyn (Multiply Titans)
  • Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions)
  • Rassie van der Dussen (bizhub Highveld Lions)

FOUR-DAY FRANCHISE CRICKETER OF THE SEASON

  • Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)
  • Edward Moore (Warriors)
  • Keegan Petersen (VKB Knights)
  • Dane Piedt (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras)
  • Nicky van den Bergh (bizhub Highveld Lions)

STANDARD BANK T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Reeza Hendricks
  • David Miller
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Rassie van der Dussen

STANDARD BANK ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Faf du Plessis
  • Imran Tahir
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Rassie van der Dussen

STANDARD BANK TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Dale Steyn

CSA DELIVERY OF THE YEAR

  • Kesh Maharaj
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Vernon Philander
  • Kagiso Rabada

WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Dane van Niekerk

WOMEN’S ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Lizelle Lee
  • Dane van Niekerk
  • Dane van Niekerk
  • Laura Wolvaardt

CSA WOMEN’S PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Lizelle Lee
  • Dane van Niekerk

CSA WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Lizelle Lee
  • Dane van Niekerk

CSA MEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Imran Tahir
  • Kagiso Rabada

On Thursday, to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, WP Rugby Currie Cup team, Cape Town City Football Club, and the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras Cricket team, in association with DirectAxis Financial Services, will collectively give their 67 minutes to help the Langa Cheshire Home for the Disabled.

This is the second year in a row that three of the Western Cape’s biggest sports brands have joined forces on Mandela Day and the coaches of the respective teams are united in their belief that giving back to the communities which support them through the good and bad times, is paramount to what it means to play for the Western Cape community.

DHL WP Head Coach John Dobson said that it is a great opportunity for his team to connect with some of their lifelong fans. “This Mandela Day initiative is going to be fantastic, and we will get to spend time with some lifelong DHL Western Province fans. This showed our players that they are so much more than just a rugby team,” he said.

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City Football Club, is looking forward to seeing his players and support staff continue Madiba’s Legacy. “Nelson Mandela remains a monumental figure all around the world. We’ve all witnessed the amount of work he’s done to shape our beloved South Africa – It’s up to all of us to strive and continue working towards constantly improving our communities, living out the very same values Madiba planted for us. My technical team and players are very excited to be part of this project to help our brothers and sisters in need.”

Ashwell Prince, coach of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, said: “Collectively, as a team, we understand the value of community and it gives us great pride to be able to go into our communities and support where we can, not just on Mandela Day, but throughout the year.”

Langa Cheshire Home is a member of Cheshire Home South Africa and Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance. It has a deep understanding of disability developed over 26 years and has a proud record of having made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many persons with disabilities in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa.

Langa Cheshire Home provides residential care and accommodation for profoundly disabled people who are unable to live without the kind of care they offer, either because of financial constraints or because their families are unable to assist them. All the residents use wheelchairs. It accommodates 26 residents and has a waiting list of 39 disabled persons. Whilst residential care for people with medium to high support needs is their core business, the move to independent living has gained momentum. This provides opportunity for their residents to develop skills and live independent self-directed lives.

DirectAxis Financial Services is a proudly South African business and are proud sponsors of the Currie Cup tournament and Cape Town City FC, and proud believers in the power of Sport in building our nation. They are deeply invested in the communities they serve, having spent close to 3000 hours volunteering in 2018 and invested millions into sustainable social projects and CSI and Sponsorship Manager, Shafeeqah Isaacs, expressed her thanks to the representative teams ahead of what will truly be an uplifting day for all parties: “Giving people the power to build better lives is at the core of our business. On Thursday we will be able to improve the living conditions of the residents and give their carers a much-needed break. Thank you to the teams who showed zero hesitation in forming this collaboration. We have shown the often-forgotten people in our communities that they are seen and that they matter. It’s our hope that this project will highlight this worthy cause and that more South Africans will show their support for the disabled and the people who care for them.”

For more information please contact:

WP Rugby – Lindsay Brown: Lbrown@wprugby.co.za

Cape Town City FC – Natalie Barlow: Natalie@capetowncityfc.co.za

Cape Cobras – David Brooke: Brooked@cricket.co.za

DirectAxis – Shafeeqah Isaacs: Shafeeqah.Isaacs@directaxis.co.za

 

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras and Western Province were well represented this past weekend, with a few key performances from the players selected to represent the union and franchise at national age-group levels.

A career-best five-for by Thando Ntini was not enough for the South Africa Emerging team as they suffered a four-wicket loss to their Sri Lanka counterparts in the opening match of the One-Day Triangular Series in Pretoria on Saturday.

The right-arm paceman nabbed five for 46 in nine overs, but it could not prevent the tourists from cantering to a 187-run victory target with more than 11 overs to spare. He would add two more scalps to his wickets tally in the second match against the University Sports of South Africa (USSA) team.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras representative Janneman Malan, too, did not disappoint in the next game of the triangular series against USSA, scoring 85 (81 balls, 13 fours, 1 six) in a winning cause.

Meanwhile in Pietermaritzburg, despite going down four-nil in the Coca Cola U19 Youth Day Series to Pakistan, Bishops opening batsman Jonathan Bird – showed some resilience with an outstanding knock of 75 off 75 balls including 10 fours, 2 sixes while Newlands Cricket High School representative – Imraan Philander – continued his excellent form in the series with figures of 3/52 on Sunday.

It was also announced on Sunday that World Sports Betting Cape Cobras all-rounder George Linde had received his first call-up to the SA ‘A’ team for their tour of India in August. He will be joined in the four-day team by Cobras team-mates Pieter Malan, Dane Piedt and Zubayr Hamza whilst Janneman Malan joins Linde in the one-day team.

 

Cricket South Africa have named Aiden Markram as captain of the four-day squad and Temba Bavuma as captain of the one-day squad for the South Africa A tour to India in August and September.

The tour consists of five one-day matches to be followed by two four-day matches against India A.

Newcomers at this level are the Warriors duo of opening batsmen, Eddie Moore and Matthew Breetzke, as well as the spin bowling all-rounder pair of George Linde of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras and Bjorn Fortuin of the bizhub Highveld Lions.

In addition, World Sports Betting Cape Cobras opening batsman Janneman Malan, Warriors wicketkeeper-batsman Sinethemba Qeshile and Warriors fast bowler Lutho Sipamla have already represented the Standard Bank Proteas at T20 International level.

“This is one of the most important South Africa A tours we have planned for some time,” commented CSA National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi “as it will focus on several important strategic areas.

“One of these is to broaden our leadership group and we see both Aiden and Temba playing an important role in this regard. We will be looking at other candidates during the course of the new season.

“Another is the opportunity to give some of our senior batsmen the chance to climatize for the Proteas Test match tour to India in October; and a third is to give opportunity to younger players who have earned their chance through outstandingperformance at domestic level,” concluded Mr. Zondi.

SA A four-day squad: Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Theunis de Bruyn (Multiply Titans), Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Beuran Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), George Linde (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Eddie Moore (Warriors), Wiaan Mulder (bizhub Highveld Lions), Senuran Muthusamy (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dane Piedt (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Rudi Second (Warriors), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

SA A one-day squad: Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Matthew Breetzke (Warriors), Gihahn Cloete (Warriors), Junior Dala (Multiply Titans), Theunis de Bruyn (Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions), Beuran Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Reeza Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Multiply Titans), George Linde (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Janneman Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Wiaan Mulder (bizhub Highveld Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Sinethemba Qeshile (Warriors), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors).

Tour itinerary

S A A Series  
Date Activity Venue
Saturday, August 24. 2019 SA A arrives in India Trivandrum
Sunday, August 25, 2019 Recovery  
Monday, August 26, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Practice  
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Practice  
Thursday, August 29, 2019 1st One Day Trivandrum
Friday, August 30, 2019 Practice  
Saturday, August 31, 2019 2nd One Day Trivandrum
Sunday, September 1, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 2, 2019 3rd One Day Trivandrum
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Practice  
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4th One Day Trivandrum
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Practice  
Friday, September 6, 2019 5th One Day Trivandrum
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Travel by Air WAYNAD
Sunday, September 8, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 9, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1st Test WAYNAD
Wednesday, September 11, 2019  
Thursday, September 12, 2019  
Friday, September 13, 2019  
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Travel by Road Mysore
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 16, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2nd Test  
Wednesday, September 18, 2019  
Thursday, September 19, 2019  
Friday, September 20, 2019  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Travel to Bengaluru SA A depart

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras Chief Executive Nabeal Dien, has addressed a recent media report written by journalist David Cox for Al Jazeera, regarding racial divisions within the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras last season.

Dien, including a host of senior players, are aghast by the accusations and refute any such claims.

Western Cape Cricket Chairman Advocate Nick Kock and Vice Chairman Angelo Carolissen have also added their disapproval to these false reports.

“Unity is PRIMARY at the Cobras. We have worked hard on this and not a single player in our squad will disagree. False accusations like this are scathing to our team and organisation as a whole,” Dien said.

“We call on the journalist and publication in question to retract this article and issue a formal apology,” he added.

“We have spent many hours ensuring our environment is inclusive and a healthy space for players and management. After a pre-season venture last season the team returned and adopted the slogan #StrengthInDiversity. It is used in all our social media communication which reflects the unity of our squad.”

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras captain Dane Piedt also expressed his disappointment at the accusations levelled at the Western Cape franchise.

“It is extremely disappointing. Being the captain of the team, it affects me even more, and on my leadership and the unifying culture we have created at the Cobras. It is really disappointing that someone from outside that has no idea of how our team functions and the camaraderie within the squad had made such comments,” Piedt said.

Senior Black African batsman, and a former World Sports Betting Cape Cobras Player of the Year, Aviwe Mgijima also addressed the matter.

“I am saddened and upset with the accusations against our squad,” Mgijima said.

“The statements in that article are indeed not true. It saddens me that a member of another team would spread rumours and lies about what transpired in our space.

“I for one do not even remember there being a division amongst us. I really hope we get to the bottom of this and our squad is cleared.”

Opening batsman Pieter Malan was equally taken aback with the claims of a racial fraction within the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras dressing room.

“We have the most diverse and open-minded squad in the country and these allegations go against everything we believe in at the Cobras. It is insulting and defamatory to say the least. Nothing like this happened in our team environment and he should name his source if he wants to take this story any further,” Malan said.

 

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the dates and squad for the South African Emerging Squad’s upcoming series against their Sri Lanka counterparts in Pretoria and Potchefstroom from 29 June – 28 July.

The emerging side will take on their sub-continent counterparts in an extended One-Day triangular series also featuring a University Sports South Africa (USSA) side before the two teams lock horns in two four-day matches.

The majority of the matches will be played in Pretoria, at the Groenkloof Oval and the Assupol Tuks Oval, while Senwes Park in Potchefstroom will be host to the opening four-day game.

The SA Emerging squad is made up of players from the CSA Powerade National Academy, which is a programme running in a three-year cycle, aimed at the successful transition of players from senior provincial cricket into professional and international cricket.

“This programme is a hugely important part of the CSA development pipeline,” commented Vincent Barnes, CSA High Performance Manager. “We’ve approached the programme and the subsequent fixtures holistically, keeping in mind our long-term goal of improving our selection pool, producing quality, professional cricketers and possible future Proteas.

“The National Academy provides a pathway for the development of the players, with the likes of Tony de Zorzi, Sinethemba Qeshile and Raynard van Tonder having all represented the SA U19s recently and have since been a part of the National Academy, going on to breaking through in franchise cricket.

“We are very excited to be hosting Sri Lanka’s emerging side, having played them in the sub-continent last year and we are sure there will be just as much competitive cricket on display, particularly with the USSA side also involved,” Barnes concluded.

 SA Emerging squad:

Tony de Zorzi (Multiply Titans), Janneman Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Raynard van Tonder (VKB Knights), Matthew Breetzke (Warriors), Wandile Makwetu (Multiply Titans), Sinethemba Qeshile (Warriors), Sibonelo Makhanya (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Eathan Bosch (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tshepang Dithole (bizhub Highveld Lions), Tladi Bokako (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Nandre Burger (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Kyle Simmonds (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions), Jason Smith (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Dayyaan Galiem (Multiply Titans).