The Coca-Cola® All-Star team finished their final preparations for their match against a Cricket South African (CSA) selection team with two training sessions at the Powerade High Performance Centre in Pretoria.
Former Proteas player and team mentor, Paul Harris held a net session in the morning and a batting session at the indoor nets at Powerade High Performance Centre. These sessions served to fix a couple of team placements, bowling and batting skills, and get the All- Star Team mentally prepared for the anticipated curtain raiser to Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge.
The sessions were extremely effective, and the boys are excited to have an opportunity to show off their talents to their peers. “We have watched a lot of cricket over the last two days and we have trained very hard but now we are all itching to get onto the field, play and create unforgettable memories.” said the Coca-Cola® All-Star team captain Francois Fourie.
Coca-Cola® remains committed to spreading the talent net wider as the All-Star team is made up of outstanding players from non-qualifying teams from the six franchise finals and will receive a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to play at the Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge National Finals.
Players that made the Coca-Cola All-Star Team:
(Dolphins) Westville High School Francios Fourie
(Dolphins) Westville High School Wynand Steynberg
(Cobras) Langenhoven Gimnasium Jedhli Van Briesies
(Cobras) SACS Anda Dilima
(Titans) Cambridge Academy Wali Vuyoni
(Titans) Cambridge Academy Zuan Swart
(Knights) Northern Cape High School Austin Brooker
(Knights) Northern Cape High School Naziel Adams
(Lions) Hoer Volkskool Potchefstroom Jannie Claassens
(Lions) Hoer Volkskool Potchefstroom Timothy Malan
(Warriors) Old Bunting Secondary School Afikile Mahlungu
(Warriors) Old Bunting Secondary School Lukho Nomphandana