Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) have announced the 15-member U19 squad for the upcoming ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa from 17th Jan – 09th Feb, 2020. Nigeria qualified for the World Cup after winning the U19 CWC Africa division 1 qualifiers in Namibia in Mar 2019, remaining unbeaten in the tournament after claiming wins over U19 team’s from Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leone.
It will be Nigeria’s maiden appearance in a Cricket World Cup (senior or junior) event, and after the senior side participated in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Oct 2019 in UAE, the African nation has had a significantly successful year in International Cricket.
Nigeria have been placed alongside Australia, England and West Indies in Group B of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in the group stages, and will play their matches at Kimberly (Country Club B Field) and Bloemfontein (Diamond Oval).
Nigeria Fixtures in U19 CWC Group Stage
20th Jan 2019: Australia U19 vs Nigeria U19 @Country Club B Field, Kimberley
23rd Jan 2019: West Indies U19 vs Nigeria U19 @Country Club B Field, Kimberley
25th Jan 2019: England U19 vs Nigeria U19 @Diamond Oval, Bloemfontein
Nigeria U19 Squad
Oche Boniface, Peter Aho, Abolarin Abdulrasheed, Mohammed Taiwo, Audu Shehu Isiaka, Uboh Ifeanyi, Isaac Danladi, Sylvester Okpe (Captain), Jimoh Abdulrahman, Isesele Akhere, Ikaige Miracle, Akhigbe Miracle, Sulaimon Runsewe, Elijah Olaleye & Samuel MBA