Extreme heat will not be a deterrent for ICC U/19: Parsons

The host city Kimberly has been warned to brace for extreme hot conditions with temperatures expected to reach well over 35 degrees Celsius on Friday.
The 2020 ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup kicks-off on Friday in one of the host cities, Kimberley, in the Northern Cape.

The U/19 South African side will play in the opening match against Afghanistan at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.

The match gets under way at 10:00 am.

Team captain Bryce Parsons says extreme heat would not affect them.

The host city Kimberley has been warned to brace for extremely hot conditions with temperatures expected to reach well over 35 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Parsons, who plays for the Gauteng U/19 cricket team formerly known as Transvaal, says hot conditions are not new to them.

Parsons is a learner at the prestigious King Edward VII School in Houghton, Johannesburg. The Benoni resident says he and his teammates are excited to compete on a world stage/.

South African and Afghanistan both won in their final preparation games before the curtain-raiser on Friday.

Afghanistan upset former winners England with an impressive 21-run victory at the Mandela Oval in Hammanskraal this past Tuesday.

While South Africa finished their preparations with an eight-wicket success over Nigeria on Tuesday.

Parsons shares lessons learnt from this Test.

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