Ball and Bell-Drummond named in England Under-19 squad for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Friday 6th July 2012

Men’s First Team

The England and Wales Cricket Board today announced a 15-man England Under 19s squad under the captaincy of Kent’s Adam Ball for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Australia next month. Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond is also included in the squad.

England will begin with a game against hosts Australia in Townsville on 11th August before playing Ireland and Nepal in the other group stage matches. If England progress in the competition they could then go on to face one of twelve other countries in the latter stages competing in the U19 World Cup.

The squad was selected by the England Development Programme selectors including David Graveney (EDP Head Selector), Tim Boon (Head Coach), John Abrahams and Iain Brunnschweiler.

EDP Head Selector David Graveney said: “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.”

EDP Head Coach Tim Boon 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.”

Adam Ball commented on the announcement; "It is a real honour to be selected, and to also captain the squad. The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will be challenging, but we are ready and looking toward to getting out there. I'm also really pleased that DBD has been included in the squad."

England Under-19 squad:

Adam Ball (captain) – Kent

Ben Foakes (vice captain) – 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 and Devon

Jamie Overton – Somerset and Devon

Reece Topley – Essex

Kishan Velani – Essex

Sam Wood – Nottinghamshire