Juniors selected for ICC fixtures in Asia
Cricket Namibia selected some of the young cricket players, who impressed at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in February, to feature in Namibia’s first team that will face Afghanistan and Nepal in the next round of the ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League respectively.
Cricket Namibia on Tuesday said that Stephen Baard will captain the Namibian squad which will include youngsters like Zane Green and Lohan Louwrens who impressed selectors during the ICC U19 World Cup held in Bangladesh.
The team left for India earlier this week, where they will take on Afghanistan in their third Intercontinental Cup 4-day match of the season pencilled for 10 April to 13.
According to the Cricket Namibia, the match venue for the Afghanistan game will be played in India, as some safety concerns, were cited.
So far the Namibian team won against Hong Kong in their first match by 114 runs while succumbing to Ireland in their second game by an Innings and 107 Runs.
The team currently sits on seventh place on the log, having played one game less than all other participating nations, while Ireland sits on top.
Following their Intercontinental Cup game, Namibia will travel to Nepal to face the home side in the ICC World Cricket League 2 in 50 over matches from 17 April to 19.
Namibia has so far won one game and lost three, leaving them sixth in the log. As with the Intercontinental Cup though, they have played less games than most of the other nations. Nepal is last while the Netherlands are first.
The cricket team as selected included: Stephen Baard (Captain), Picky Ya France, Nicolaas Scholtz, JJ Smit, Tangeni Lungameni, Christopher Coombe, Bernard Scholtz, Zhivago Groenewald, Gerhard Erasmus, Gerrie Snyman, JP Kotze, Zane Green, Lohan Louwrens, Sarel Burger. Head Coach: Dayanand Thakur, Assistant Coach: Bjorn Kotze and Fitness coach: Clinton Henry. Enditem.