Preparations have progressed well and are near completion for the Coca-Cola South Africa U19s, who gathered in Pretoria for their final week of camp ahead of their anticipated tour to the United Kingdom.
Centuries South Africa U19 captain Raynard van Tonder (117) and opening batsman Matthew Breetzke (115) as well as a maiden youth international five-wicket haul by Gerald Coetzee saw the youngsters achieve a clinical, 73-run victory over New Zealand in their fifth and sixth place play-off at the U19 World Cup in Christchurch on Saturday.
The preliminary stage of the U19 World Cup has seen teams try out different players and combinations and as the 16-team tournament reaches the business end, sides will be hoping their investments pay off in the big matches.
South Africa U19 coach Lawrence Mahatlane reflected on the 71-run loss against New Zealand at the U19 World Cup and looked ahead to Wednesday's quarter-final clash against an unpredictable Pakistani team.
New Zealand openers Jakob Bhula and Rachin Ravindra lit up the Hagley Oval at the U19 World Cup during the Group A match against...
South Africa U19s technical consultant, Robin Peterson is satisfied with the team's preparation ahead of their first day/night match in the U19 World Cup against West Indies at Bay Oval on Wednesday.