Five Aucklanders named in NZ U19 squad for World Cup
Friday, 20 April 2012
Ish Sodhi is one of five Aucklanders named in the squad
Five Aucklanders will travel to Australia in August to represent New Zealand in the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
New Zealand Cricket today announced a 15 player squad, that will be coached by Auckland Cricket High Performance Coach Matt Horne, to travel to travel to the tournament later in the year.
The squad includes 13 members from the side which played in the Under 19 Quadrangular Series in Townsville last week.
Arnie Yugaraja of Canterbury and Robert O'Donnell from Auckland are the new inclusions in the team, while Will Young maintains his role as captain.
A further 15 players will be named to form cover for the side and fulfil the 30 man squad ICC requirements.
Sixteen teams will compete in the tournament, with New Zealand in Group B. They will play warm-up matches against South Africa and Nepal, before facing Pakistan, Scotland and Afghanistan in the pool stages.
The Under-19's first match in the world cup is on August 12th against Scotland.
Under-19 World Cup Squad
Will Young (C) - Central Districts
Ben Horne - Auckland
Michael Davidson - Canterbury
Joe Carter - Northern Districts
Robert O'Donnell - Auckland
Henry Walsh - Wellington
Arnie Yugaraja - Canterbury
Connor Neynens - Central Districts
Cameron Fletcher - Auckland
Sean Davey - Northern Districts
Jacob Duffy - Otago
Matthew Quinn - Auckland
Edward Nuttall - Canterbury
Theo van Woerkom - Canterbury
Ish Sodhi - Auckland