Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket team tour to South Africa

Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket team will leave to South Africa on Sunday evening to play a Youth ODI series against South Africa Under-19 and Zimbabwe Under-19 team, scheduled to begin from 11th January at Stellenbosch.

Under 19 tour of South Africa

The young cricketers will begin their campaign with a practice match against the Boland Academy at the Spes Bona Cricket grounds in Stellenbosch on January 11th (Wednesday). The Sri Lankan team will play three matches each against both countries at various venues including Wally Wilson Oval, Boland Park and Coertzenberg Oval. The final is to be held on the 28th of January at Boland Park in Paarl.

The team will led by by Avishaka Fernando while Kamindu Mendis will be the Vice-Captain for the tour.

The team was addressed by the President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, who advised them on the expectations that the nation has in them, urging them to develop a disciplined and professional approach in their game. He further urged them to enjoy the series and the learning experience, in camaraderie and the highest spirit of the game.

Sri Lanka Under-19 squad:

01. Avishka Fernando – Captain – St Sebastian College

02. Kamindu Mendis – Vice Captain – Richmond College

03. Vishva Chathuranga – Prince of Wales College

04. R. Kelly – St Joseph’s College

05. Ashen Bandara – St Aloysious College Galle

06. Hasitha Boyagoda – Trinity College

07. Pathum Nissanka – Isipathana College

08. Shammu Ashan – Ananda College

09. Jehan Daniel – St Joseph’s College

10. Manilka de Silva – St Peter’s College

11. Mishen Silva – St Sebastian College

12. Thisaru Rashmika – Trinity College

13. Nipun Ransika – P.D.S. Kularathne MMV

14. P. Jayawickrama – St Sebastian College

15. H. Buddila – St Aloysious College Galle

16. Krishan Sanjula – De Mezanod College

Officials: Mr. Mahinda Halangoda – Manager, Mr. Mr. Roy Dias – Head Coach, Mr. Chaminda Vaas – Fast Bowling coach, Mr. Darshan Weerasinghe – Trainer, Mr. Nick Pothas – Fielding coach / Data analyst, Mr. Sanjeewa Gamage – Physio, Mr. Keerthi Gunarathna – School Representative

Tour Itinerary (Sri Lanka Under 19 only):

January 2017 Wed 11 Day – Warm up vs Boland Academy -Spes BonaCricket Grounds (Stellenbosh)

Sun 15 Day – 2 nd YODI vs South Africa U19 -Wally Wilson Oval (Cape Town)

Mon 16 Day – 3 rd YODI vs Zimbabwe U19 – Wally Wilson Oval (Cape Town)

Fri 20 Day – 5 th YODI vs Zimbabwe U19 -Bolland Park (Paarl)

Sat 21 Day – 6 th YODI vs South Africa U19 -Bolland Park (Paarl)

Tue 24 Day – 7 th YODI vs Zimbabwe U19 -Coertzenberg Oval (Stellenbosh)

Thu 26 Day – 9 th YODI vs South Africa U19 -Coertzenberg Oval (Stellenbosh)

Sat 28 Day – Final -Bolland Park (Paarl)

February 2017

Wed 01 Day – 1 st YODI -Recreation Ground (Oudtshoorn)

Fri 03 Day – 2 nd YODI -Recreation Ground (Oudtshoorn)

Sun 05 Day – 3 rd YODI -Recreation Ground (Oudtshoorn)