Breaking News – Announcement of the 2019-2020 National Elite Training Squad

Announcement of the 2019-2020 National Elite Training Squad

Cricket Namibia is very excited to announce the Elite Men’s Squad for the 2019-2020 season. It is a very exciting squad that is balanced with youth and experience. Looking ahead there are exciting tournaments ahead of us and this Squad has got the ability to make the Nation proud. Captain Merwe Erasmus will lead the team which have newcomers such as Divan la Cock and Jan I de Villiers. JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikkie Ya France are senior players that have gained a lot of experience over the past few years.

In September The National team will take on USA and PNG in the USA to start off the CWC Division 2 League which means that the National Team will play a minimum of 36 ODI matches over the next 3 years.

The National team 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.

First Name Surname Playing Role
1. Merwe Erasmus RH Bat/Off Spin
2. Jan Frylinck LH Bat/Left arm M/Fast
3. Stephen Baard RH Opening Bat
4. JJ Smit LH Bat/Left arm M/Fast
5. Zane Green LH Bat/Wicketkeeper
6. Tangeni Lungameni LH Bat/Left arm M/Fast
7. Craig Williams RH Bat /RA Fast/M
8. Bernard Scholtz RH Bat/Left arm Spin
9. JP Kotze LH Bat/ Wicketkeeper
10. Pikkie Ya France RH Bat/Right arm Off Spin
11. Karl Birkenstock LH Bat/Right arm M/Fast
12. Zhivago Groenewald LH Bat/Left arm Spin
13. Lohan Louwrens RH Bat/Wicketkeeper
14.Ben Shikongo RH Bat/Right arm M/Fast
15.Danie van Schoor RH Bat/Right arm Off Spin
16. Niko Davin RH Bat
17. Michau de Preez RH Bat
18. Jan I de Villiers RH Bat/R Arm M/Fast
19. Mauritius Ngupita RH Bat/R Arm Off Spin
20. Ramon Wilmot RH Bat/R arm Leg Spin
21. Divan La Cock RH Bat/Wicketkeeper
22. Nicol Lofty Eaton RH Bat/WK/Leg Spin
23. Christiaan Schumacher RH Bat/ Right arm M/Fast
24. Christi Viljoen RH Bat/ Right arm M/Fast
25. Jean Bredenkamp RH Bat/ Right arm M

We wish the Eagles all the best.

Pierre de Bruyn

Namibia National Head Coach

nationalheadcoach@cricketnamibia.com

+264 818899422

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