Cricket

Aiden Markram to lead SA U19s

2014-01-10 10:42
Aiden Markram (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Aiden Markram of the Titans received the biggest surprise of his life when he was announced as the captain of the South Africa Under-19 squad that will travel to Dubai for the 2014 ICC Under-19 World Cup.

He will lead the 15-man squad to the biggest tournament of their lives so far, beginning February 14 to March 1.

“I was so shocked I didn’t even know if I was happy or not at the time (of the announcement),” said Markram.

“This is a tremendous honour and I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the side all the way to the final.”

The team was announced at the closing function of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Franchise Cubs Week.

Coach, Ray Jennings, is happy with the final team that was selected and looks forward to leading the side to Dubai.

“It was a tough process picking out this side, but I’m satisfied that we’ve picked out the best team for this competition,” he said. “It’s a very exciting tournament that we’re going to and I’m looking forward to seeing how the guys perform against the best in the world, this is their time to prove us right or wrong.”

The team will meet in Johannesburg for their last camp on February 2 and leave for Dubai on February 7..

SA Under-19 team:

Aiden Markram (captain, Titans), Bradley Bopp (Warriors), Corbin Bosch (Titans), Driaan Bruwer (Titans), Kirwin Christoffels (Warriors), Justin Dill (Cape Cobras), Clyde Fortuin (Cape Cobras), Dayyaan Galiem (SA U17), Sibonelo Makhanya (Dolphins), Greg Oldfield (Dolphins), Andile Phehlukwayo (SA U17s), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Ngazi Sigwili (Warriors), Jason Smith (Cape Cobras), Yaseen Valli (Highveld Lions).

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