There is an Under 19 team announced to go to India for three matches but cannot remember whether the name of Bird was included - cannot find the newspaper report either.
However their are some cricket stats on site and I would like to quote the following: -
|142*||S Africa U19||v England U19||Gosforth||26 Jul 2018||YODI # 1206|
|51||S Africa U19||v England U19||Chester-le-Street||23 Jul 2018||YODI # 1205|
Anyway thanks for the tip - this guy seemed to be extra impressive at the age of 17 playing on the levels indicated. One very worth following in future.
I am always amazed by the story about how impossible it would be to replace the retiring greats in the next year or two. You can add he names of Van Tonder and Makwetu to the list of very promising youngsters coming through. I think the list is constantly growing and we still have some mid 20 players available for years to come. .