The Zimbabwe Cricket head coach Stephen Mangongo has announced the 15 member squad that will take part in the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup which will be held in for New Zealand.
By SportBrief Reporter
The tournament which is set to commence on the 13th of January is an opportunity for the aspiring young Chevrons to gain exposure on the international scene.
Zimbabwe are placed in a particularly tricky group as they are sat alongside Australia, New Papua Guinea and India in group B.
And coach Mangongo has spoken well of the squad’s preparation ahead of the tournament which is less than two months away.
“The squad was chosen after a thorough selection and they (players) were assessed during the tours and those games played consecutively that were organised by Zimbabwe Cricket,” he said.
“It’s a young squad identified with a move for long-term plans to make sure that talent is there for Zimbabwe Cricket. We are looking to build a young squad so that we give these youngsters a thorough development and experience”.
The young cricketers will be looking to show the world that the future of Zimbabwe cricket is alive and well and confidence is already high in their camp as they aim to give a good account of themselves in New Zealand.
Who knows maybe they can even go all the way and emulate the West Indies who are the current defending U19 World Champions.
Zimbabwe U19 World Cup squad
Liam Roche (capt), Wesley Madhevere, Greg Dollar, Milton Shumba, Jayden Schadendorff, Tanunurwa Makoni, Donald Mlambo, Alistair Frost, Taun Harrison, Dion Myers, Nkosilatu Nunu, Jonathan Connolly, Kieran Robinson, Robert Chimhinya and Tinashe Nenhunzi.