South Africa U19 World Cup Squad 2024 & Matches Schedule 

Cricket South Africa at the U19 level has done a reasonably good job in the past 12 editions they have played so far but it is also a known fact that since 2016 they have struggled in the knockout games and couldn’t qualify for the Semi-Final which is a worrying sign for CSA as they are known as one of the powerhouse teams in the World Cricket. This year, however, presents a great opportunity for them to cash in their home conditions advantage and win their 2nd U19 title. The U19 World Cup 2024 was originally planned to be hosted in Sri Lanka but after the ICC provisionally banned them, it was moved to South Africa as the host nation. Below, we have discussed the South Africa U19 World Cup squad 2024 as well as the South Africa U19 World Cup schedule 2024 so passionate African fans like you can find out which players to watch out for and mark down your calendars so you do not miss out on any of the live action.

South Africa U19 World Cup Squad 2024

The South Africa U19 World Cup Squad for 2024 has been carefully selected and comprises a talented group of young cricketers who will represent their country on the international stage. Led by captain David Teeger, this squad is equipped with both experienced players and promising newcomers who have the potential to make a significant impact in the tournament.

In terms of batting, key players to watch out for include Esosa Aihevba, Juan James, and Martin Khumalo. These players have shown great skill and consistency in domestic cricket and will be expected to provide stability and firepower to the South African batting line-up. Additionally, Romashan Pillay and Oliver Whitehead are talented young batsmen who have impressed with their technique and shot selection.

In the bowling department, the squad boasts a good mix of pace and spin bowlers. Nqobani Mokoena and Richard Seletswane are the pacers to watch out for, with their ability to generate pace and swing. Meanwhile, Dewan Marias and Riley Norton are the spin resources who have the potential to trouble opposition batsmen with their variations and control.

Furthermore, South Africa has a strong pool of all-rounders, such as Sipho Potsane and Lhuan-dre Pretorius, who can contribute with both bat and ball. These all-rounders bring balance to the team and provide valuable options for the captain.

With the World Cup being held in South Africa, the team will have the advantage of playing in familiar conditions. The knowledge of the local pitches and weather conditions will give them an edge over their opponents. The squad will be eager to make the most of this home advantage and put up strong performances throughout the tournament.

Complete Squad:

David Teeger (c), Esosa Aihevba, Juan James, Martin Khumalo, Kwena Maphaka, Dewan Marias, Riley Norton, Nqobani Mokoena, Romashan Pillay, Sipho Potsane, Lhuan-dre Pretorius, Richard Seletswane, Oliver Whitehead, Steve Stolk, and Ntando Zuma

South Africa U19 World Cup Schedule 2024

The South Africa U19 World Cup fixtures list and timetable provide an exciting lineup of matches for cricket fans to look forward to. With a talented squad and an enticing schedule, the South Africa U19 team is ready to compete against some of the best young cricketers in the world and make their mark in the tournament.

Below is the complete South Africa U19 World Cup schedule 2024. 

Date and Time Match Details
Jan 19, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
South Africa U19 vs West Indies U19, 2nd Match, Group B
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Jan 23, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
South Africa U19 vs England U19, 10th Match,
Group B
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Jan 27, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
South Africa U19 vs Scotland U19, 21st Match,
Group B
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

South Africa’s Winning Record in U19 World Cup

South Africa has had a successful track record in the U19 World Cup, consistently showcasing their competitiveness and talent on the international stage. Over the years, the South Africa U19 cricket team has delivered commendable performances, making their presence felt in the tournament. While they haven’t won the title as frequently as some other teams, they have consistently reached the knockout stages and posed a threat to their opponents.

2000First round
2004Second round
2006First round
2016First round

The last time, the U19 World Cup was played in South Africa was in 2020 and it was a disastrous campaign for the host nation so this time they will be hoping to put up a much better and improved performance and qualify for the Semi-Final or the Big Final as the minimum goal. 

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