Thamsanqa Kumalo (KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins), currently in Grade 12 at Glenwood High School in Durban, has been selected as part of the Coca-Cola South African U/19 Cricket squad.

The team will tour England in July 2018. The tour will include two four-day Youth Test matches and three Youth One-Day Internationals from 08-29 July 2018.

The squad was picked after a national camp was held over the past weekend at the CSA Centre of Excellence in Pretoria where 27 cricketers were invited to play in front of selectors and national scouts.

Convenor of selectors, Victor Mpitsang believes they have made the right choices and picked players who will be able to tackle what will be tough English conditions. He is confident that the balance of youth and experience will serve the team’s objectives well as they begin the building blocks towards the 2020 World Cup.

The Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 squad:
Wandile Makwetu (captain, Northerns), Archille Cloete (Boland), Jade de Klerk (Eastern Province), Jean du Plessis (South Western Districts), Jarred Jardine (Gauteng), Mondli Khumalo (KZN Inland), Thamsanqa Khumalo (KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins), Jacob Miltz (Gauteng), Kgaudise Molefe (Gauteng), Jason Niemand (Border), Thando Ntini (Western Province ), Gideon Peters (Northerns), Sinethemba Qeshile (Border), Joshua Richards (Gauteng), Louis van Schalkwyk (North West), Jonathan Bird* (Western Province), Curtis Campher* (Northerns).

*Jonathan Bird and Curtis Campher will join the team for the ODI series, replacing Jacob Miltz and Jarred Jardine.

Tour schedule

Sunday, 08 July 2018 – 1st Youth Test Match (Scarborough)
Monday 16 July 2018 – 2nd Youth Test Match (Emirates Riverside)
Monday 23 July 2018 – 1st Youth ODI (Emirates Riverside)
Thursday, 26 July 2018 – 2nd Youth ODI (South North CC)
Sunday, 29 July 2018 – 3rd Youth ODI (Scarbourough)