New Era (Windhoek)

11 June 2012

Namibia: Under-19 Squad for 2012 Cricket World Cup Announced

Following a competitive series of trials, the selectors have announced the squad that will participate in the ICC U-19 CWC in Australia.

Coach Doug Watson commented on the squad announcement "It's an exciting squad, and one that was selected with one objective in mind, qualifying for the super eights.

"We have guys that can play different roles for us, and that will be crucial at certain times," Watson said.

Namibia's first five matches at the U-19 CWC will be against Full Test Nations. These include warm-up matches against West Indies and Zimbabwe and the Pool D matches against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

In order for Namibia to reach the playoff rounds, it would need to end second in their pool.

This would require at least two out of three wins. This is a tough assignment, but Namibia has always been competitive in international tournaments.

Namibia U-19 World Cup Team 2012

1. Wian Van Vuuren

2. Justin Baard

3. Pelham Myburgh

4. MP Delport

5. Steven Baard

6. Gerhard Erasmus

7. Xander Pitchers

8. Bredell Wessels

9. Zhivago Groenewald

10. Luke Bolton

11. Christopher Coombe

12. Jano Coetzee

13. Jason Davidson

14. Malan Kruger

15. Andre Engelbrecht

Non-Travelling Reserves:

Shalako Groenewald

Christiaan Labuschagne

Kobus Brand

Michau du Preez

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