West Indies U-19s pick up second World Cup warm-up defeat

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    West Indies U-19s have suffered another loss in their World Cup warm-ups, falling to South Africa.

    Batting first in Georgetown, Guyana yesterday, the hosts were bowled out for 189 despite a fight by Ackeem Auguste (52) and Carlon Bowen-Tuckett (45)

    Then, South Africa chased their target, getting to 191/7 in 35.3 overs with George Van Heerden scoring 61 and Dewald Brevis making 50.

    The U-19 World Cup bowls off tomorrow with West Indies playing Australia in Providence and Scotland facing Sri Lanka in Georgetown – both games start at 10am T&T time.

    West Indies won the tournament in 2016 by beating India – several current senior players were part of that squad including Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph.

    The regional team then finished 10th and 5th in the 2018 and 2020 editions of the tournament.