Guest Contributor | Mar 20, 2018 | 0
Cricket skipper positive about World Cup
The 11th edition of the U/19 World Cricket tournament will be held across 8 venues in 4 Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016,
The warm-up matches will be played from 22 to 25 January. The tournament will open with defending champions South Africa facing hosts Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong and will culminate with the final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur
Namibia will feature in group A with South Africa, Bangladesh and Scotland. Zane Green (captain) will lead the team. The squad includes two members of their 2014 squad that finished 14th with Zane Green taking over as captain and SJ loftie-Eaton a key member of the side.
“I think the positives for myself and SJ is that we have experienced the taste of playing in such a big tournament and we know what to expect,” said Green. “We can use that experience to help the younger players in our team perform better in different scenarios.”
Ryan Brown is the only Scotland player making his second appearance in the tournament. He played just one match in 2014 where he took two wickets for 18 runs.
“The 2014 World Cup was an amazing experience,” said Brown. “It was a huge learning curve in terms of increased media attention, more intense rules and regulations and even higher quality of cricket.”
Nepal and Ireland did not qualify in 2014, while Fiji is the only newcomer to the event.
Defending champion South Africa, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will take the field with a fresh set of cricketers, but most of the other teams have players with previous experience in the tournament.