England Under-19s in Malaysia, 2006-07 January 12, 2007

England lose Hamilton-Brown as captain

Cricinfo staff

England Under-19s have lost their captain for their tour of Malaysia which gets underway in three weeks. Rory Hamilton-Brown has failed to recover sufficiently from a shoulder operation in November.

Greg Wood, the Yorkshire wicketkeeper, will replace him as captain. He has two Tests and seven one-dayers for the under-19s under his belt. The tour comprises two triangular one-day tournaments, the first between England, the hosts Malaysia, and Sri Lanka, and the second between England, Malaysia and India U19.

Adam Lyth has been called in to bolster the squad.

Surrey's Hamilton-Brown, meanwhile, will continue to recuperate in Loughborough and train with the England A squad ahead of their tour of India. "I am obviously very disappointed to miss out," he said. His next aim will now be to get fit for the county season in April.