|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Games||Mobile|
December 12, 2003
Cricket Australia today announced the 14-man squad to travel to Bangladesh for the 2004 ICC Under-19 World Cup, played from 15 February to 5 March 2004.
The squad is:
|Tim Paine (Captain)||Tasmania||RHB, WKT|
|Ahilen Beadle||New South Wales||LHB, SLA|
|Scott Coyte||New South Wales||LHB, RMF|
|Adam Crosthwaite||Victoria||RHB, WKT|
|Theo Doropoulos||Western Australia||RHB, RM|
|Callum Ferguson||South Australia||RHB, RM|
|Moises Henriques||New South Wales||RHB, RMF|
|Cameron Huckett||Victoria||RHB, RMF|
|Josh Mangan||Victoria||RHB, LB|
|Stephen O'Keefe||New South Wales||RHB, SLA|
|Lachlan Oswald-Jacobs||South Australia||RHB, RM|
|Gary Putland||South Australia||RHB, LMF|
|Ken Skewes||Northern Territory||RHB, LM|
|Shane Wallace||New South Wales||RHB, OB|
Team management - Bennett King (Coach), David Moore (Assistant Coach), Brian Freedman (Manager), Max Pfitzner (Physiotherapist).
The squad, announced at the Commonwealth Bank Under-19 Championship Series dinner in Brisbane tonight, will be captained by Tasmanian Tigers' rookie-contracted player Tim Paine.
Only one member of the squad - Victorian Bushranger Adam Crosthwaite - was part of Australia's 2002 Under-19 World Cup wining squad which claimed a seven-wicket victory against South Africa in New Zealand under the leadership of current Victorian ING Cup captain Cameron White.
Tim Paine, Adam Crosthwaite, Theo Doropoulos, Callum Ferguson and Stephen O'Keefe all led their respective states in the recent Commonwealth Bank Under-19 Championship Series.
Trevor Hohns, Chairman of the National Selection Panel, said selecting the 14-man squad was a difficult task.
"Selecting 14 players was a challenging assignment, but it is a healthy problem to have," said Mr Hohns.
"There were several outstanding performances at the Commonwealth Bank Under-19 Championship Series in Brisbane and many players demonstrated that they are capable of representing Australia at this level.
"We have selected a very flexible and well-balanced squad which we believe will be able to adapt to the various conditions we will face in Bangladesh next February.
"Of course with the huge array of talent available for us to choose from, there have been some unlucky omissions from the squad, however we believe this is the best team available to represent Australia at the tournament.
"After competing against each other at the Brisbane under-19 series, the players are keen to come together and perform for Australia.
"The squad leaves our shores on 1 February and we believe they are a very capable outfit who can defend Australia's World Cup title."
Sixteen teams will take part in the 2004 tournament - the 10 ICC full member countries plus Canada, Ireland, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Uganda.
Australia will seek to defend its 2002 ICC Under-19 World Cup title when the tournament begins with Australia's first match, on 16 February 2004 against Canada in Rajshahi.
The squad's preparation involves three limited-over matches against the Indian under-19 side in the subcontinent on 4 February (Cuttack), 6 February (Eden Gardens) and 8 February (Eden Gardens).
The squad departs Melbourne on Sunday 1 February.
The Australian under-19 squad was chosen by a selection panel consisting of Australian Under-19 coach Bennett King, former Australian player and national youth selector Brian Taber, Cricket Centre of Excellence Director Trevor Robertson and Chairman of the National Selection Panel Trevor Hohns.
The draw for the ICC Under-19 World Cup is available on the ICC's official internet site at www.icc.cricket.org.
Even at the height of his success with the national side, Sreesanth was a lonely cricketer who felt hard done by
Sreesanth wasn't the most likeable team-mate or opponent, but he had skill beyond doubt, which we might have seen the last of
Mumbai Indians still have a better head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings, but once again on the big occasion, they came second
Out of the shattered lives of three young men caught up in allegations of fraud, newer and stronger players must emerge
Plays of the day from the IPL qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Delhi
Sunrisers began this tournament as one of the underdogs, but fought impressively to reach as far as the Eliminator
None of the other three England bowlers with 300 Test wickets - or many other of the game's finest swing merchants - could have bowled better than James Anderson at Lord's
Royal Challengers began the season in full steam, but failed to replicate their consistency away from home
Safe & simple online money transfer. Apply Now!
Available now at Cricshop