Beni Hansen, Juan James, Oliver Whitehead named in SA Under-19 squad

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The South Africa Under-19 squad for July 2023’s tour of Bangladesh has been announced.

The 15-player squad includes Western Province trio Beni Hansen, Juan James and Oliver Whitehead.

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South Africa Under-19 squad for Bangladesh tour

  1. Liam Alder (Warriors)
  2. Esa Gangat (Eastern Province)
  3. Thebe Gazide (Lions)
  4. Beni Hansen (Western Province)
  5. Juan James (Western Province)
  6. Tristan Luus (Titans)
  7. Kwena Maphaka (Lions)
  8. Dewan Marias (Easterns)
  9. Romashan Pillay (Dolphins)
  10. Sipho Potsane (Lions)
  11. Lhuandre Pretorius (Lions)
  12. Richard Seletswane (Lions)
  13. David Teeger (Lions)
  14. Johnathan van Zyl (Tuskers)
  15. Oliver Whitehead (Western Province)

Non-traveling reserves

  • Martin Khumalo (Easterns)
  • Riley Norton (Boland)
  • Ntando Zuma (Tuskers)


  • Malibongwe Maketa (head coach)
  • Blanche Conradie (Team manager)
  • Thabang Kumalo (fielding coach)
  • Justin Sammons (batting coach)
  • Rory Kleinveldt (bowling coach)
  • Curtly Diesel (strength and conditioning coach)
  • Sheenagh Jordaan (physiotherapist)
  • Kyle Southgate (performance analyst)

What SA Under-19 convenor of selectors Patrick Moroney said

“Firstly, I would like to congratulate each of the players on their selection for the tour. It is through our Talent Acceleration Program (TAP) that these players have been identified, with most of them having competed in the Khaya Majola and Cubs Weeks last season,” said Moroney.

“We’re excited by the quality of players emerging from our youth pipeline and we have identified a great blend of players for this tour to Bangladesh, with two of them – Liam Alder and Kwena Maphaka – bringing international experience after playing in last year’s Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies.

“While this tour will give us a good idea of the character of the players, it will also give the players an opportunity to put their skills to the test in similar playing conditions to those of next year’s World Cup in Sri Lanka.

“We recently had a change in management, with Malibongwe Maketa taking over from Shukri Conrad as head coach of the SA Under-19, and the players have adapted extremely well to Malibongwe and his coaching staf.”

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