Australia v Sri Lanka U19s 3-Day
Sangha, Waugh headline U19 squad
A couple of familiar names selected in Australia's Under-19 squad for a six-match series against Sri Lanka U19s in Tasmania
24 March 2017, 09:00 AM AEST
Young NSW allrounder Austin Waugh, the son of former Test captain Steve Waugh, has earnt a maiden call-up to Australia's Under-19s side for their upcoming series against Sri Lanka Under-19s in Tasmania.
Former Test players Matthew Elliott and Ryan Harris, who last month were appointed high performance coaches at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, will coach the side.
Another familiar surname also features, with powerful Victorian Will Sutherland, the son of Cricket Australia CEO James, included in the 15-man squad.
Batsman Jason Sangha (NSW) and allrounder Max Bryant (Queensland) are the only two members of the squad who are currently contracted at senior domestic level.
Sangha and Sutherland both lined up for the Cricket Australia XI against the senior Pakistan side in January this year, while Sangha also represented the Prime Minister’s XI against Sri Lanka last month.
Waugh was the player of the under-17 championships final earlier in the summer, capping a terrific tournament with an unbeaten 122 to lead NSW Metro to a 152-run win over Queensland.
The series will involve one three-day match as well as five one-day matches and run between April 8 and April 23, with all games to be live streamed on cricket.com.au.
"Being selected to represent your country is an enormous honour, and this series presents an exciting opportunity and challenge for these highly-talented young cricketers," said National Talent Manager and National Selector Greg Chappell.
"Some of the top performers from this summer’s Under 19 National Championships have been rewarded with selection, while this series is also important as we look ahead to next year’s ICC Under 19 World Cup.
"We expect that this team will be extremely competitive against Sri Lanka, in both the three-day match and five one-day matches."
Emerging New South Wales quick Iain Carlisle has been added to the U19s squad, replacing Queensland allrounder Harrison Wood, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
The 17-year-old Carlisle is a product of the Campbelltown-Camden Cricket Club and represented the Cricket Australia XI at this season’s under-19 National Championships.
The squad has been picked with one eye on the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
Fourteen members of the 15-player squad will be eligible for selection for the World Cup, with wicketkeeper Lewin Maladay the exception.
AUSTRALIA U19s SQUAD
- Max Bryant, 18, Queensland
- Iain Carlisle, 17, New South Wales
- Jack Edwards, 16, New South Wales
- Zak Evans, 16, Victoria
- Ryan Hackney, 17, New South Wales
- Ryan Hadley, 18, New South Wales
- Lewin Maladay, 19, New South Wales/ACT
- Jonathan Merlo, 18, Victoria
- Mitchell Perry, 16, Victoria
- Lloyd Pope, 17, South Australia
- Jason Sangha, 17, New South Wales
- Matthew Spoors, 17, Western Australia
- Will Sutherland, 17, Victoria
- Param Uppal, 18, New South Wales
- Austin Waugh, 17, New South Wales
- Coach: Matthew Elliott
- Assistant Coach: Ryan Harris