Knowing More About David Teeger: Career, Education, Biography & Captaincy Position


David Teeger is a 19-year-old South African cricket player. Born on January 11, 2005, the young star developed a passion for cricket at a very young age and pursued it after gaining admission to King Edward VII School. He currently represents South Africa national under-19 cricket team following his impeccable performance at the 2023 CSA One-Day Cup.

David Teeger is currently a student and the head boy of King Edward VII school, located in Johannesburg. After Matric, the cricketer has shown interest in pursuing a career in Accounting.

Career in Cricket
David Teeger started his career in Cricket after joining the Central Gauteng Lions. His Under 17 team were among those incoperated into the Lion’s under 19 and he was fortunate enough to be selected for the under 19 team that won the T20 knockout in the division 2 competition in 2023.

Following his impeccable performance and temperament on and off the field at the 2023 CSA One-Day Cup, he was immediately enrolled into the cricket system. He took his first captain task a night before his team was to play a game at Bangladesh’s Sheikh Abu Naser stadium.


Captaincy Removal
On the 12th of January, a week before the Cricket World cup, Cricket South Africa (CSA) removed David Teeger from his Captaincy position over concerns for his safety following threats of protests and possible violence by some groups.

Although, David Teeger was removed from his captaincy position, Cricket South Africa (CSA) assured South Africans that the talented player will continue to remain with the squad as a player.

“We have been advised that they are likely to focus on the position of the SA Under-19 (SA U19) captain, David Teeger, and that there is a risk that they could result in conflict or even violence, including between rival groups of protestors. CSA has a primary duty to safeguard the interests and safety of all those involved in the World Cup and must accordingly respect the expert advice of those responsible for the safety of participants and spectators. In all the circumstances, CSA has decided that David should be relieved of the captaincy for the tournament. This is in the best interests of all the players, the SA U19 team and David himself,” a statement from CSA explains.