South Africa announced new captain for the World Cup

The South Africa team, which is ready to play in the Under-19 World Cup 2024 on home soil, has got a new captain. Juan James has been given the responsibility of leadership and has replaced David Tiger after his removal. Tigar’s support for Israel was costly and he was removed from the captaincy a few days ago but will remain in the squad.

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Juan James is an all-rounder who bats right-handed as well as bowls off-breaks. The player, who will debut in September 2022, is regularly active in South African domestic cricket and has previously captained the Under-19 team. He played for South Africa Under-19 during the tour of Bangladesh in July 2023 and took five wickets at an average of 28.8. James also scored 75 runs with a highest score of 34 in the series. He led the team in the third and fifth matches of this series.

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Juan James also took part in the triangular series

Recently, Juan James also took part in the triangular series played in South Africa and he took the same number of wickets in three matches, while his economy rate was 2.89, which was the best in the series.

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In the upcoming World Cup, South Africa will begin its campaign against West Indies on January 19 at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom. After this, it will face England and Scotland in the group stage. It is noteworthy that South Africa had got the right to host the tournament in place of Sri Lanka, because the ICC had suspended the membership of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.

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South Africa’s squad for Under-19 World Cup

Juan James (captain), David Teiger, Esosa Aihevba, Martin Khumalo, Kwena Mafaka, Devan Marias, Riley Norton, Nqobani Mokoena, Romashan Pillay, Sipho Potsane, Luan-Dre Pretorius, Richard Sletshwane, Oliver Whitehead, Steve Stokes, Ntando Zuma.

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