ICC U19 WC: ICC Approves Ronan Hermann As Joshua Stephenson's Replacement For South Africa U-19 Team

Last Update on: January 30th, 2022 at 11:44 am

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC U19 World Cup 2022 has approved Ronan Hermann as a replacement for Joshua Stephenson in South Africa U19 squad.

Pace bowler Stephenson sustained a left hamstring strain and won’t be available for selection for his team in the tournament further.

Ronan Hermann will replace Joshua Stephenson in South Africa U-19 team

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad,” stated an official release.

South Africa U19 team
South Africa U19 team. Credits: Twitter

“The Event Technical Committee consists of the Chair Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Ben Leaver (ICC Senior Event Manager), Fawwaz Baksh (Tournament Director) Roland Holder (CWI Representative) Alan Wilkins and Russel Arnold (both independent representatives).

South Africa U19 team lost to India in their opening match by 45 runs but won their remaining two games of Group B against Uganda U19 (by 121 runs) and Ireland U19 (by 174 runs). The Proteas junior team lost to England by six wickets in the Super League quarter-final 1.

South Africa U19 team
South Africa U19 team. Credits: ICC

They will next play Sri Lanka U19 on Sunday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday (January 30).

India U-19 to face Australia U19 in semi-finals

The Indian Colts are through to the Super League semi-final stage after thrashing the Bangladesh U19 team by five wickets on Saturday.

India ended Bangladesh’s hopes to defend the U19 title as they were bowled out for 111 in the first innings.

Left-arm pacer Ravi Kumar picked three wickets to destabilise the Bangladesh batting order early in their innings. Kumar cleaned the stumps of Bangladesh opener Mahfijul Islam with a full inswinger in his first over.

He sent back the other opener Iftakher Hossain and P N Nabil in his initial spell as Bangladesh were reduced to 16 for 3 at the end of eight overs.

Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal picked a couple of wickets as Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Kaushal Tambe and Angkrish Raghuvanshi chipped in with one wicket each.

Despite India lost opener Harnoor Singh for a duck, Raghuvanshi made 44 from 65 balls and Dhull remained unbeaten on 20 as they chased the paltry score in 30.5 overs.

India U19 team will play against the Australia U19 team in the  Super League semi-final 2.

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