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U19 World Cup squad

UPDATED 14 February, 2013 1:17PM AEST |

Cricket Australia’s Youth Selection Panel (YSP) has today announced the 30-player preliminary squad for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in August, along with a 15-player squad for the U19 International Quadrangular Series next month in Townsville.

 

30-player ICC U19 Cricket World Cup squad:

15-player Quad Series squad:

Agar, Ashton

VIC

Agar, Ashton

VIC

Andrews, Tom

NT

Bancroft, Cameron

WA

Bancroft, Cameron

WA

Bosisto, William

WA

Bosisto, William

WA

Buchanan, Meyrick

VIC

Buchanan, Meyrick

VIC

Cassel, Shane

NSW

Cassel, Shane

NSW

Conway, Harry

NSW

Conway, Harry

NSW

Gregory, Alex

SA

Cummins, Patrick

NSW

Hain, Sam

QLD

Doran, Jake

NSW

Head, Travis

SA

Foster, Matthew

NSW

McClelland, Joshua

QLD

Gotch, Sebastian

VIC

Patterson, Kurtis

NSW

Gregory, Alex

SA

Peirson, James

QLD

Hain, Sam

QLD

Sandhu, Gurinder

NSW

Head, Travis

SA

Steketee, Mark

QLD

Logan, Joel

NT

Stevens, Nicholas

QLD

McClelland, Joshua

QLD

Paris, Joel

WA

Patterson, Kurtis

NSW

Peirson, James

QLD

Pyecroft, Alex

TAS

Sandhu, Gurinder

NSW

Smith, Kelvin

SA

Stanlake, Billy

QLD

Steketee, Mark

QLD

Stevens, Nicholas

QLD

Truloff, Sam

QLD

Turner, Ashton

WA

Wildermuth, Jack

QLD

Willcocks, Matthew

VIC

Winter, Nick

ACT

The squad will be reduced and finalised closer to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

Commenting on the squads, Cricket Australia Talent Manager Greg Chappell said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle for young players aspiring to international cricket and the YSP has picked a talented and versatile preliminary squad of 30 from which we will then select the final squad in the middle of the year. The boys are very keen to defend the World Cup title in August this year.

“We still have another five months until the World Cup and we will use the upcoming Quad Series, the AIS program and a head-to-head series at home against Pakistan in July to fine tune our preparations in the lead-up.

“I’m sure all the players are looking forward to continuing their development as part of this preliminary squad.

“Quite a few players already have experience playing at U19 international level and more players will get that opportunity over the coming months.

“Players such as Pat Cummins, Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head and Meyrick Buchanan have already had opportunities playing at domestic level, while quite a few more have also played at Futures League level this season.

“These experiences continue to aid their development and we are seeing their skills progress and refine.

“The Quad Series against England, India and New Zealand will give these players another opportunity to gain further experience playing against the best opposition in world in their age bracket.”

2012 U19 International Quad Series

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Monday, 2 April 2012

Various

Teams Arrive

 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

9.30am - 5.15pm

AUS v ENG

Tony Ireland Stadium

9.30am - 5.15pm

IND v NZ

Endeavour Park

Saturday, 7 April 2012

9.30am - 5.15pm

AUS v IND

Tony Ireland Stadium

9.30am - 5.15pm

ENG v NZ

Endeavour Park

Monday, 9 April 2012

9.30am - 5.15pm

AUS v NZ

Tony Ireland Stadium

9.30am - 5.15pm

ENG v IND

Endeavour Park

Friday, 13 April 2012

9.30am - 5.15pm

SEMI-FINAL 1

Tony Ireland Stadium

9.30am - 5.15pm

SEMI-FINAL 2

Endeavour Park

Sunday, 15 April 2012

9.30am - 5.15pm

FINAL 1

Tony Ireland Stadium

9.30am - 5.15pm

FINAL 2

Endeavour Park

Monday, 16 April 2012

Various

Teams Depart

 

*All matches are limited-overs using standard ICC One-Day International playing conditions.

Townsville, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast will be the three host regions for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 with more than 400 cricketers from 14 nations converging on Australia’s sunshine state.

It will be the second time the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup has been held in Australia, after the inaugural event in 1988, and will showcase the world’s best emerging players, broadcasting their talents around the globe to millions of television viewers in India, England, New Zealand and South Africa amongst many others via ESPN STAR SPORTS.

Australia is the reigning ICC U19 World Cup winner, after the Mitchell Marsh-led squad won the trophy at the last event in New Zealand in January 2010.

The following umpires will officiate in the Quad Series matches:

Mike Graham-Smith (TAS)

Jay Kangur (QLD)

Simon Lightbody (ACT)

Richard Patterson (VIC)

Teams will arrive in Townsville on 2 April for the Quad Series.

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 01 March, 2012 3:15PM AEST

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