Elite cricket training squad announced

24 June 2019 | Sports

Cricket Namibia released the names of members of the elite men’s squad for the 2019-2020 season.

Captain Merwe Erasmus will lead the team consisting of 25 players with newcomers such as Divan la Cock and Jan I de Villiers.

They will be complemented by senior players JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck and Pikkie Ya France that gained a lot of experience over the past few years.

Head coach Pierre de Bruyn labeled the Eagles squad as a very exciting team, saying it is balanced with youth and experience. He added that players definitely have the ability to make the country proud at a number of exciting tournaments lined up.

The Eagles will take on the USA and PNG in the USA in September to start of the CWC Division 2 League which means that the team will play a minimum of 36 ODI matches over the next the years.

The national team also qualified for the Global T20 World Cup qualifier in Dubai which will be played towards the end of October 2019. This is the last hurdle to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020.

KASSIE

The members of the elite men’s squad for the 2019-2020 season are (name and position);

Merwe Erasmus (RH Batsman / off spin bowler), Jan Frylinck (LH batsman / LA medium fast bowler), Stephen Baard (RH opening batsman), JJ Smit (LH batsman / LA medium fast bowler), Zane Green (LH batsman / wicketkeeper), Tangeni Lungameni (LH batsman / LA medium fast bowler), Craig Williams (RH batsman / RA fast medium pace bowler), Bernard Scholtz (RH batsman / LA spin bowler), JP Kotze (LH batsman / wicketkeeper), Pikkie Ya France (RH batsman / RA off spin bowler), Karl Birkenstock (LH batsman / RA medium fast bowler), Zhivago Groenewald (LH batsman / LA spin bowler), Lohan Louwrens (RH batsman / wicketkeeper), Ben Shikongo (RH batsman /RA medium fast bowler), Danie van Schoor (RH batsman / RA off spin bowler), Niko Davin (RH batsman), Michau de Preez (RH batsman), Jan I de Villiers (RH batsman /RA medium fast bowler), Mauritius Ngupita (RH batsman / RA off spin bowler), Ramon Wilmot (RH batsman / RA leg spin bowler), Divan La Cock (RH batsman / wicketkeeper), Nicol Lofty Eaton (RH batsman/ wicketkeeper and leg spin bowler), Christiaan Schumacher (RH batsman / RA medium fast bowler), Christi Viljoen (RH batsman / RA medium fast bowler) and Jean Bredenkamp (RH batsman and bowler).

*RH = Right Handed, LH = Left Handed, RA = Right Arm and LA = Left Arm