Photo Credit: Cricket NSW
Cricket Australia (CA) has today named the Australian squad for the upcoming multi-format Under 19 series against England.
The Youth Selection Panel has selected a 15-player squad following the conclusion of the 2022-23 Under 19 Male National Championships in Adelaide.
The squad features six players from the title-winning New South Wales Metro team, while Queensland Metro and Western Australia each have three representatives.
NSW Metro defeated Queensland Metro by six-wickets to claim the Under 19 Male National Championships title in the Final at Karen Rolton Oval on Thursday.
The win capped a remarkable week for NSW Metro skipper Joel Davies, who was named Player of the Tournament.
Davies amassed 458 runs at an average of 114.5 across six matches, including two centuries, to go with his eight wickets.
The Under 19 Male series against England begins on January 29 with a four-day match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
Australia Male Under 19 Squad
Lachlan Aitken (QLD Metro/Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Charlie Anderson (NSW Metro/Northern District Cricket Club)
Harkirat Bajwa (VIC Country/Melbourne Cricket Club)
Tom Balkin (QLD Metro/Toombul District Cricket Club)
Mahli Beardman (Western Australia/Melville Cricket Club)
Liam Blackford (VIC Country/Geelong Cricket Club)
Joel Davies (NSW Metro/Manly Warringah Cricket Club)
Harry Dixon (VIC Metro/St Kilda Cricket Club)
Luke Holt (Western Australia/Willetton District Cricket Club)
Ethan Jamieson (NSW Metro/University of NSW Cricket Club)
William Salzmann (NSW Metro/Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club)
Harjas Singh (NSW Metro/Blacktown Mounties Cricket Club)
Tom Straker (NSW Metro/Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Josh Vernon (Western Australia/Pegs Creek Cricket Club)
Hugh Weibgen (QLD Metro/Valley District Cricket Club)
Australia Male Under 19 Head Coach Anthony Clark said:
“It was exciting to see the quality of cricket on display at the National Championships and we look forward to seeing our players test their skills at a higher level.
“Providing our best young players with international opportunities is an essential part of the pathways program.
“The upcoming multi-format international series will provide our players with an exceptional development opportunity, particularly in longer form cricket.
“It was a difficult task to narrow our squad down to 15, but we will continue to support and monitor the development of all players in our pathways programs as we build towards the tour of England in the winter and the 2024 Under 19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.”
2023 Australia Male Under 19 series vs. England
Jan 29-Feb 1: First four-day game | Allan Border Field
Feb 6-9: Second four-day game | Ian Healy Oval
Feb 13: First ODI | Allan Border Field
Feb 15: Second ODI | Allan Border Field
Feb 17: Third ODI | Ian Healy Oval
Feb 19: T20I | Ian Healy Oval
2022-23 Under 19 Male National Championships Award Winners
Champions: NSW Metro
Player of the Final: Ryan Hicks
Player of the Tournament: Joel Davies
Highest Run Scorer: Joel Davies (458 runs @ 114.5, two centuries)
Leading Wicket Taker: Declan Power (14 wickets @ 12.71)
Spirit of Cricket: NSW Country