The Warriors coaching staff say the young players in the squad are responding well to the new coaching techniques being used by the Port Elizabeth-based cricket franchise. Three youngsters, wicket keeper batsman Sinethemba Qeshile and two bowlers, Lutho Sipamla and Anrich Nortje, will be part of the national team for the T20 International series against Sri Lanka which starts at Newlands in Cape Town Tuesday evening.

Qeshile’s hard work has finally paid off. The 20 year-old has had an outstanding rookie season and is one of the top scorers in the One-Day Momentum Cup. His reward – a national call-up.

With a number of wickets to their names, Sipamla and Nortje, have also forced selectors to take notice.

Qeshile says that he is happy as his hard work is paying off.

“I am happy which shows my hard work has paid off. I am happy with the opportunity been given by the coaches.”

Sipamla says that he is happy to get another opportunity to represent the country.

“I am happy to put on great performance for the Warriors. It’s nice to get another opportunity to represent your country, but without playing it’s nice to be part of the greatest up, exciting times ahead.”

Warriors Head Coach Rivash Gobin believes the future is bright for the Warriors.

“We have a lot of good players coming through our systems. We have given them opportunities before and have grabbed them. It shows our systems are working.”

The Warriors take on the Dolphins in a Momentum One-Day Cup match at St Georges Park on Wednesday.