No South Africans picked in Under-19 Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament
JOHANNESBURG – There were no South Africans picked in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament announced on Monday.
Bangladesh upset India in the final to claim top honours in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
It was little surprise that South Africa did not have any team members selected in the team of the tournament, after finishing in a lowly eighth position as hosts. In fact, the Lawrence Mahatlane-coached SA Under-19s managed only two wins in the tournament - victories over minnows Canada and United Arab Emirates during the group stages.
The Tigers won a rain-affected final, chasing down India’s 177 to win by three wickets by the DLS method, suitably capping off a thrilling tournament in South Africa.
The official team of the tournament features representatives from six sides and is skippered by Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali, with Ibrahim Zadran, Nyeem Young and Player of the Tournament Yashasvi Jaiswal all included.
An adjudication panel of five selected both the team and player of the tournament, with commentators Ian Bishop, Rohan Gavaskar and Natalie Germanos joined by ESPN Cricinfo correspondent Sreshth Shah and ICC representative Mary Godbeer.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup team of the tournament (in batting order):
Yashasvi Jaiswal – India
Ibrahim Zadran – Afghanistan
Ravindu Rasantha – Sri Lanka
Mahmudul Hasan Joy – Bangladesh
Shahadat Hossain – Bangladesh
Nyeem Young – West Indies
Akbar Ali – Bangladesh (WK, Captain)
Shafiqullah Ghafari – Afghanistan
Ravi Bishnoi – India
Kartik Tyagi – India
Jayden Seales – West Indies
12th man: Akil Kumar – Canada
African News Agency (ANA)