The Proteas will face a tough ask when they travel to India for the ICC ODI World Cup which starts on the 5th of October.
The men in Green and Gold’s first hurdle will be a very unpredictable Sri Lankin side at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Dehli on the 7th of October.
Even though these young men are now representing their country at the highest level, most will look back and speak with great gratitude about where it all started to develop in high school.
One of the premier cricketing Schools in the Highveld and South Africa will boast with the most representatives in the 15-man squad traveling to India in hopes of bringing back a World Cup for the first time in the nations history.
Top order batter Rassie van der Dussen and highly rated keeper batsman, Heinrich Klaasen, will proudly wear the mantle of Hoërskool Menlopark old boys. Van der Dussen also did a post-matric at Affies.
Captain and top order batter, Themba Bavuma, will lead the side as the only representative from St Davids Marist in Johannesburg as he looks to find form with the willow again.
Two of the world’s best in their respective fields, Quinton de Kock who hails from King Edward VII School and Kagiso Rabada from the well-known St. Stithians will play a vital role to the Proteas’ success
Aiden Markram whose journey started at Cornwall Hill College and later finished at Pretoria Boys High will feature heavily in the middle order for the Proteas as the classy batsman looks to play a massive role in the success of the South Africans.
Alongside Markram, Maritzburg college old boy David Miller will send shivers down many bowling attacks’ spines as the power hitting specialist looks to set India a light.
The fiery paceman from Uitenhage, Anrich Nortje, will be watched closely by the youngsters from Hoërskool Brandwag as he will be their only representative. The same goes for Reeza Hendricks as his humble beginnings at Hoërskool Noord-Kaap in Kimberley has seen him become one of the rainbow nation’s best batters in the business.
The squad traveling to India: