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Jason Sangha to lead Australia in Under 19 World Cup

Jason Sangha

Jason Sangha, the middle order batsman, will lead Australia’s 15-man Under 19 set-up for the forthcoming Under 19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand next month.

Sangha, who also bowls legspin, became the youngest Australian to compile a first-class hundred when he notched up an impressive 133 for Cricket Australia XI versus England XI in Townsville last month.

Sutherland, the Victorian all-rounder, son of Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland, will be the vice-captain.

“This is a very exciting squad and there is some exceptional talent within this group,” National Talent Manager Greg Chappell noted. “We’ve got a good spread of skills through the squad.

“We’re quite strong with our pace bowling, we have good depth with our spin bowling, and a number of our top-order batsmen all offer viable bowling options, which gives us a lot of flexibility when it comes to team selection,” he added.

Australia Under 19 World Cup squad: Jason Sangha (c), Will Sutherland (vc), Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Jason Ralston, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh, Lloyd Pope

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