Five one-day matches prepare side for World Cup July 14, 2005

Australia under-19 squad selected for India tour

Cricinfo staff



Moises Henriques, the New South Wales allrounder, has the chance to test himself in the subcontinent © Getty Images

An Australian under-19 side picked with the Youth World Cup in mind will play five one-day matches against India under-19 in September. Brian McFadyen, the coach, said the tour would give the 13-man squad valuable experience of the subcontinent's conditions.

McFadyen, the former Tasmania coach, said the trip would also offer the selectors a chance to look at the players for the World Cup. "The squad will certainly provide an insight into some of Australia's most promising juniors," he said. "We're really looking forward to the tour and have selected a squad that we think is well balanced and capable of success."

Australia will begin with a three-day training camp at the Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence in Brisbane before travelling to India for matches at Faridabad, Mohali, Dharamshala and Delhi between September 18 and 28.

Australia under-19 squad
Jackson Bird (NSW), Patrick Darwen (NSW), Aaron Finch (Vic), Ben Gledhill (Qld), Moises Henriques (NSW), Shannon Hurn (SA), Usman Khawaja (NSW), Jack McNamara (Vic), Graeme Skennar (Qld), Tom Stray (Vic), Chris Thompson (WA), David Warner (NSW), Philip Wells (NSW).