CSA congratulates ‘Baby AB’ Dewald Brevis on new U19 World Cup record

Dewald Brevis, a South African Under-19 cricketer, has broken the record for’most runs scored’ in a single edition of the U19 Cricket World Cup, according to Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Brevis scored 506 runs in total, including two hundreds, but fell four runs short of another century against Ireland and three runs short of another century against England, finishing with three fifties at an average of 84.33.

Dewald Brevis is also a handy off-spinner

Brevis’ record-breaking performance with the bat was accompanied by his bowling stats as a reliable off-spinner.

He scores and bowling figures in the tournament read: 65 and 2/43 against India, 104 and 2/18 against Uganda, 96 and 0/13 against Ireland, 97 and 2/40 against England, 6 and 1/52 against Sri Lanka, and 138 and 0/34 in the seventh-place playoff match against Bangladesh.

CSA Acting Chief Executive congratulated Dewald Brevis on this magnificent achievement.

“Brevis has been very consistent, showing great talent in the preparations leading to the World Cup and it has been great to see his brilliance throughout this tournament,” said Moseki.

“We’re glad to see the hard work that this youngster and the team has put leading to the tournament is paying off.

“Breaking records at such a young age is a massive achievement, and we are excited to see him showcasing his talent in both the domestic and international set up in the future,” Moseki concluded.

Dewald Brevis has been named in the Titans squad for the CSA T20 Challenge taking place from 7-27 February 2022.

Brevis has been mentored by Proteas legend AB de Villiers for some years now, hence the reference to ‘Baby AB’.

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