Cricket in South Africa faces many challenges‚ but a supply of quality talent isn’t among them. Here are five of the best young players the country has to offer. 1) Thando Ntini In the days when Makhaya Ntini was the heart of South Africa’s attack‚ the corridors of the national team’s hotel were often filled with happy noise. It was the sound of Thando Ntini growing up like few children do. Now Ntini junior is indeed grown up with places to go — like the under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January and February. Like his old man‚ Ntini is no mean bowler. Unlike his old man‚ he can also bat. 2) Wiaan Mulder If you happened to walk past a particular room in Potchefstroom in the days before the first test between South Africa and Bangladesh in September‚ you would have seen Wiaan Mulder listening attentively to selection convenor Linda Zondi. A month later the allrounder made his one-day international debut against the Bangladeshis in East London. Clearly‚ he listens well. That’s unusu...

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