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Makhaya Ntini’s son Thando in South Africa’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad

Thando Ntini, the 17-year-old son of former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini, has been selected in South Africa’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

cricket Updated: Dec 16, 2017 18:33 IST
IANS, Johannesburg
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Thando Ntini, the son of former South Africa cricketer Makhaya Ntini, is a right-arm fast bowler and has taken 10 wickets in eight youth one-dayers.(Twitter )

Former South Africa paceman Makhaya Ntini’s fast bowler son Thando Ntini has been included in the country’s 15-member squad for next year’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

The 17-year old has taken 10 wickets in eight youth one-dayers and will play his first U-19 World Cup under the leadership of Raynard van Tonder.

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Wicketkeeper Wandile Makwetu is the only member of the squad to travel for a second World Cup. He was part of the national team in the 2016 tournament in Bangladesh as well.

The U-19 World Cup will be played between January 13 and February 3, with South Africa slotted in Group A.

The South Africans will open their campaign against Kenya on January 14 in Lincoln followed by matches against hosts New Zealand and defending champions West Indies.

South Africa U-19 squad: Raynard van Tonder (Captain), Matthew Breetzke, Jean du Plessis, Jason Niemand, Gerald Coetzee, Jade de Klerk, Fraser Jones, Wandile Makwetu, Andile Mogakane, Kgaudise Molefe, Thando Ntini, Jiveshen Pillay, Hermann Rolfes, Kenan Smith, Akhona Mnyaka.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 18:33 IST