This was a tour that was really going to test the players as it was time to go and visit the Home of Gary Kirsten cricket in Cape Town, South Africa. The tour started off with an incredible day of training with the man himself, Gary Kirsten, as the players got an opportunity to work with him on their batting and also have conversations with him on how they could take their games forward.
The next 9 days saw the team play 5 x 50 over games and 2 x T20 games across the Cape Peninsula. Parth Shine scored 188 runs including a half century. GauravGanpule scored 129 runs and took 9 wickets. PrathemeshShrodkar scored 175 runs including a century and took 2 wickets. The other 2 outstanding performers were SwapnilChordiya and AmeyKataria who took 15 and 14 wickets respectively.
As with the Sri Lanka tours, the players had a chance to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. They got to the top of Table Mountain as well as visited the famous fishing villages of Kalk Bay.
These tours are great opportunities for all players to see different cultures and ways to play the game of cricket.