AS part of their preparation for next year’s International Cricket Council Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Zimbabwe’s Under-19 men’s team are set to tour South Africa and India before they head to the global showpiece.
The tour to South Africa comes after the completion of their domestic preparations which have been ongoing for a couple of weeks.
They are set to depart for South Africa today and will play a three-match series.
They will first play against the Dolphins Under-19 team before facing the Proteas Under-19s in two games.
In India, it will be training camp and they will play against various state sides.
Stand-in coach, Keith Kulinga, said:
“I think it will be a good test for the boys to have some bit of a taste of some international Under-19 opposition.
“From there, we are coming back on the 12th where we will then travel to India on the 13th for a training camp.
“We are going to be playing against state sides, good opposition, a different environment for the boys,” said Kulinga.
The Zimbabwe Under-19 team has been putting in the hours as they prepare for the global showpiece.
Earlier this year, the squad also toured India, where they played against various clubs from the Asian nation.
The World Cup will now be hosted by South Africa.