England Development Programme (EDP) selectors today announced a 14 man squad for the England U19 seven match One Day Series against South Africa beginning on Saturday 16 July in Edgbaston.
Kent all-rounder Adam Ball will captain the squad and the 18 year old is one of a number of players who have impressed for their counties this season. Also included in the side is 17 year old left-arm seamer Reece Topley who made his debut for Essex in April and took 14 wickets in his three opening LV= County Championship matches.
England U19 squad is :-
|Adam Ball (c)||Kent|
Tim Boon, England Development Programme Head Coach, said: "Selecting this squad was a very challenging process because of the large group of outstanding players available. This series provides valuable opportunities for our talented young cricketers to accelerate their learning and progress in world class environments in both competition and training. South Africa will provide us with tough opposition throughout the summer and vital experience on our journey to the U19 World Cup in Australia next summer.
"England Development Players are both challenged and supported by a highly specialised management team to take players to the edge of their capabilities in learning to win games of cricket including areas such as game strategy, leadership, mental toughness and athleticism required at the highest level. We want players to take responsibility for their performance and to play with confidence and freedom as they strive to win games of cricket for England."
One Day Series England U19 vs South Africa U19
Saturday 16 July Edgbaston
Monday 18 July Northampton
Thursday 21 July Arundel
Saturday 23 July Arundel
Tuesday 26 July Taunton
Thursday 28 July Canterbury
Saturday 30 July Canterbury