Under-19 World Cup 2014

Injured SA seamer Dayyaan Galiem out of U-19 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 11, 2014

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Dayyaan Galiem, the South Africa Under-19s right-arm seamer, will miss the ongoing World Cup in the UAE due to a recurring knee injury. He has been replaced by the offspinner Bradley Dial, who played the opening warm-up game against Namibia U-19s in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Galiem, 17, had earlier toured with the U-19 side for the quadrangular series in Visakhapatnam last year. Dial, 18, has played nine U-19 one-dayers for South Africa, taking six wickets.

"Playing in a ICC event like the U-19 World Cup is an even greater experience for any young cricketer in South Africa," CSA general manager of cricket Corrie van Zyl said. "This experience has been taken away from Dayyaan Galiem, a very talented cricketer and an allrounder that the SA U-19 team would have benefited from.

"But life tends to throw us these curve balls and we feel for the Galiem family as he had to be withdrawn from the tournament due to an injury. I spoke to Galiem on the morning after the team was announced and he has put the disappointment behind him, will support the team and will be back to compete again.

"Obviously this disappointment has proved to be the opportunity for Bradley Dial, who will now look to take this break and turn it into gold for the Coca-Cola SA U-19 team."

South Africa play their second and final warm-up game against India in Dubai on Wednesday.

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