Kent wicketkeeper-batsman Jordan Cox has been selected to play in England Under-19s’ tri-series against India U19 and Bangladesh U19 this August, with three fixtures in the series being played at The County Ground, Beckenham.
In ten matches for Kent Second XI and one first-team appearance against Pakistan so far this year, Cox has scored 612 runs, including two centuries in the Second XI Trophy at an average of 68.00.
The 18-year-old has also taken 14 catches and three stumpings this year, two of those and one of his catches coming in the Second XI Trophy Final against Durham at The County Ground, Beckenham that Kent Second XI went on to win.
The 16-man England U19s squad, captained by Lancashire’s George Balderson, features players from 11 counties – all of whom will be available for selection for the ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa in early 2020.
Ten players return from the squad that travelled to Bangladesh in January, including Ben Charlesworth, who averaged 52 on the tour, and Derbyshire spinner Hamidullah Qadri, who was the leading wicket-taker with nine.
England U19 Head Coach Jon Lewis said: “We’re expecting a big test against India and Bangladesh this summer – two countries who are very strong at this level of cricket.
“We enjoyed a brilliant learning experience on tour to Bangladesh in the New Year, where our players were tested in some unfamiliar conditions, so it will be interesting to see if we can turn the tables on home soil.
“These fixtures are excellent for developing a player’s skills, experience and character – some of the best young cricketers from the three countries will be battling against each other and these ‘best versus best’ experiences are what we feel give the players the greatest opportunity for learning whilst on the international pathway.”
The County Ground, Beckenham will be hosting three matches as part of the one-day series between 5th & 9th August.
Tickets cost £5 in advance and will be £5 on the gate.
More information on these fixtures can be found here.
England U19 squad in full
- George Balderson (Lancashire, captain)
- Kasey Aldridge (Somerset)
- Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire)
- Tom Clark (Sussex)
- Jordan Cox (Kent)
- Blake Cullen (Middlesex)
- Joey Evison (Nottinghamshire)
- Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset)
- Jack Haynes (Worcestershire)
- George Hill (Yorkshire)
- Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire)
- Dominic Leech (Yorkshire)
- Jack Morley (Lancashire)
- Daniel Mousley (Warwickshire)
- Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire)
- James Taylor (Derbyshire)
England U19s fixtures in full
21 July: England v India (Worcester)
22 July: England v Bangladesh (Worcester)
26 July: England v India (Cheltenham College)
28 July: England v Bangladesh (Cheltenham College)
1 August: England v Bangladesh (Billericay CC)
3 August: England v India (Chelmsford)
5 August: England v Bangladesh (Beckenham)
9 August: England v India (Beckenham)
11 August: Tri-series final (Hove)