Under-19 World Cup 2012

Ball to captain England at U-19 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 6, 2012

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England have named a 15-man squad, to be captained by Kent allrounder Adam Ball, for next month's ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia. Essex's wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes will be vice-captain, with the likes of Daniel Bell-Drummond, Aneesh Kapil, Reece Topley and Somerset's Overton brothers also included.

England squad for U-19 World Cup

  • Adam Ball (capt - Kent), Ben Foakes (vice capt - Essex), Shozair Ali (Warwickshire), Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent), Ben Collins (Leicestershire), Alex Davies (Lancashire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), Brett Hutton (Nottinghamshire), Aneesh Kapil (Worcestershire), Tom Knight (Derbyshire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Reece Topley (Essex) Kishan Velani (Essex) Sam Wood (Nottinghamshire)

England's first match in the tournament is against the hosts, on August 11, in Group A, which also contains Ireland and Nepal. Ten players in the squad took part in a quadrangular tournament in Australia earlier in the year - also featuring India and New Zealand - where England finished third.

"The squad we have put together contains strength in depth and some exciting young talent which we look forward to seeing perform on the world stage in Australia," England Development Progamme (EDP) head selector David Graveney said. "It was difficult to reduce the squad from our original 30 names to just 15, but we feel we have a good mix of batting and bowling with strong names in reserve in case of any injuries."

Tim Boon, the EDP head coach, said: "The squad contains a great blend of players with first-class experience and those with less experience. We've got some great games to look forward to against top class opposition at such a prestigious tournament. We're looking to giving them an opportunity to impress at this level and hope will we compete strongly throughout the competition."

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Posted by katandthat3 on (July 6, 2012, 22:37 GMT)

Hoping it's televised in Australia, would like to have more of a look at Bell-Drummond and Topley. Interesting to see the next crop of players behind Taylor, Billings, Roy etc.

Posted by MENDIS_Forever on (July 6, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

A captain of any sport team shuold be a human being.Why did the ECB give it to a BALL?

Posted by MENDIS_Forever on (July 6, 2012, 17:32 GMT)

BALL to captain? ok..Then I propose BAT to be the vice-captain.Do you agree?

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