SA U-19 World Cup squad taking form, says coach Shukri Conrad

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TSHWANE – South Africa Under-19 coach Shukri Conrad has lauded the outcomes achieved at their newest nationwide coaching camp that was held on the Cricket South Africa (CSA) High-Performance Centre in Tshwane final week.

A complete of 27 gamers participated within the 26-30 April camp, which additionally served as trials forward of upcoming excursions and subsequent year’s ICC U19 World Cup in West Indies.

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The bulk of the gamers had been a part of the Senior Provincial Men’s Programme held in Kimberley earlier this year, with others from an prolonged group that the teaching employees had recognized to constantly work with on the varied Talent Acceleration Programme (TAP) camps.

“Because there is so much work that still needs to be done with the players, we felt we needed to get together so that we could have an idea of what our preliminary World Cup squad, if I can call it that, will look like,” Conrad defined. “We obviously continuously working on their skill sets and that is what we spent the first couple of days doing before we played two matches.

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“During those matches we had the probable’s, which is the squad that was in Kimberley, play against the rest of the squad and it was great to see the intensity the kids brought because they obviously knew the boys that played in Kimberley had a slight advantage. So on that front it was hugely successful.”

U19 assistant coach Thabang Kumalo, HP batting lead Neil McKenzie, U19 bowling coach Rory Kleinveldt and fielding advisor Kruger Van Wyk had been all a part of the week, serving to the nationwide coach put the gamers via their paces.

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Conrad says that there’s nothing extra precious than spending time collectively as a gaggle.

“Whenever we have a camp we start seeing the character of the players,” he acknowledged. “We all get to interact with each other. We work in an environment where everyone is free to express themselves, both as people and as players.”

Some of the gamers that stood out through the two video games had been batsmen Nick Hatton (66 and 54), Zack Momberg (97* and 27), Rueben du Toit (50), Ethan Cunningham (76), Kaden Solomons (62) and GJ Maree (51). The highlights amongst the bowlers had been Asakhe Tsaka’s 5/21 along with three-fors for Andile Simelane (3/54) and Matthew Boast (3/50)

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