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Namibia national under-19 cricket team

The Namibia national under-19 cricket team represents Namibia in under-19 international cricket. Namibia has won the ICC Africa Under-19 Championships a record number of times.

Namibia Under-19s
Flag of Namibia.svg
AssociationNamibia Cricket Board
Personnel
CaptainZane Green
CoachNorbert Manyande
International Cricket Council
ICC regionICC Africa
International cricket
First internationalNamibia Namibia vs. West Indies 
(Windhoek; January 1998)
As of 14 February 2016

Namibia has qualified for the Under-19 World Cup on eight occasions, more than any other associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The team's best performance was at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, where it defeated defending champions South Africa in the group stage and eventually placed seventh, equaling's Afghanistan's performance at the 2014 event as the best by an associate. By finishing as the best-ranked associate team at the 2016 World Cup, Namibia secured automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup in New Zealand.[1]

Contents

Current squadEdit

Namibia's squad at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup was as follows:

Coach:   Rangarirai Manyande

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style
Zane Green (c, wk) (1996-10-11)11 October 1996 (aged 19) Left
Charl Brits (1998-07-22)22 July 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm off spin
Petrus Burger (1999-11-03)3 November 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm leg spin
Fritz Coetzee (1997-06-04)4 June 1997 (aged 18) Right Left-arm fast-medium
Niko Davin (1997-12-19)19 December 1997 (aged 18) Right Right-arm leg spin
Motjaritje Honga (1997-04-08)8 April 1997 (aged 18) Right Right-arm medium
Burton Jacobs (1997-04-17)17 April 1997 (aged 18) Right Right-arm medium
Jürgen Linde (1999-02-11)11 February 1999 (aged 16) Left Left-arm medium
SJ Loftie-Eaton (1996-10-11)11 October 1996 (aged 19) Right Right-arm fast-medium
Lohan Louwrens (wk) (1999-04-24)24 April 1999 (aged 16) Right
Chrischen Olivier (1998-03-13)13 March 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium-fast
Francois Rautenbach (1997-10-17)17 October 1997 (aged 18) Right Right-arm off spin
Michael van Lingen (1997-10-24)24 October 1997 (aged 18) Left
Eben van Wyk (1999-03-19)19 March 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm medium
Warren van Wyk (1997-11-20)20 November 1997 (aged 18) Left Right-arm medium-fast

List of captainsEdit

As of 2016, nine people have captained Namibia in under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches.[2]

Name First Last M W L T NR Win%
1 Duane Viljoen 1998 1998 5 0 5 0 0 0.00
2 Jan-Berrie Burger 2000 2000 6 0 5 1 0 8.33
3 Stefan Swanepoel 2002 2002 7 3 4 0 0 42.86
4 Stephanus Ackermann 2006 2006 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
5 Dawid Botha 2008 2008 4 1 3 0 0 25.00
6 Louis van der Westhuizen 2008 2008 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
7 Stephan Baard 2012 2012 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
8 Gerhard Erasmus 2014 2014 6 1 5 0 0 20.00
9 Zane Green 2016 2016 6 3 3 0 0 50.00
Overall
46 9 36 1 0 19.57

RecordsEdit

All records listed are for under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches only, and are correct as of the 2016 U-19 World Cup

Team recordsEdit

Highest totals[3]
Lowest totals[4]

Individual recordsEdit

Most career runs[5]
  • 435 – Stefan Swanepoel (from 19 matches between 1998 and 2002, at an average of 24.16)
  • 311 – Dawid Botha (from 9 matches between 2006 and 2008, at an average of 44.42)
  • 297 – Gerhard Erasmus (from 11 matches between 2012 and 2014, at an average of 29.70)
Highest individual scores[6]
Most career wickets[7]
  • 20 – Burton van Rooi (from 13 matches between 2000 and 2002, at an average of 19.80)
  • 17 – Bredell Wessells (from 9 matches between 2012 and 2014, at an average of 22.58)
  • 15 – Fritz Coetzee (from 6 matches in 2016, at an average of 15.93)
Best bowling performances[8]

ReferencesEdit