Six NSW players have been selected in a 16-player under 19 male squad to play New Zealand in Queensland next month.
Oliver Davies, Lachlan Hearne, Liam Marshall, Sam Fanning, Yuvraj Sharma and Tanveer Sangha are all part of the squad to play a four-game ODI series at Peter Burge Oval, Redlands Cricket Club, between July 6 and July 12.
Davies is an aggressive 18-year-old high order batsman from Manly-Warringah who possesses a fine array of shots and is a handy off spin bowler and excellent fielder in all positions.
He enjoyed an outstanding 2018/19 season, his first full season of First Grade, which saw him score 329 runs at 32.90, including an explosive century off only 68 balls against Sydney.
He performed brilliantly for the NSW Metro side at the National Under 19 Championships in December, scoring 392 at 65.33, with the undoubted highlight his incredible 207 off 115 balls, including an amazing 17 sixes, with six in the one over. Ollie also captained the team with great flair and awareness.
Oliver’s efforts saw him gain selection in the Australian Under 19 team that toured Sri Lanka in January, and have also earned him a NSW Blues Rookie Contract for the 2019/20 season.
Hearne is an 18-year-old left handed batsman from Mosman. A tall, elegant player with a range of shots off either foot, he is also a very useful off-spin bowler and an excellent slip fielder.
He had a fantastic 2018/19 season. His excellent Under 19 Carnival for NSW Metro (229 runs at 76.33) batting in a variety of positions, earned him selection in the Australian Under 19 team that toured Sri Lanka in January, where he also made several significant contributions.
Hearne continued his fine form for Mosman in his first full season First Grade season, scoring an impressive 450 runs at 37.50 with an effortless century against eventual Premiers, Penrith, the highlight.
Marshall is a 18-year-old right arm fast bowler of great promise from Bankstown. He has spearheaded NSW youth bowling attacks for several seasons from Under 15 through to Under 19 age groups. Tall and strong, Liam has the capacity to swing the ball away at good pace and generate bounce on most surfaces.
His early season First Grade performances, plus his eight wickets at 20.88 for NSW Metro at the 2018/19 National Championships, saw Liam as one of seven NSW players selected to tour Sri Lanka with the Australian Under 19 team in January 2019. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury sidelined Liam for the second half of the season.
Tanveer Sangha is a 17 year old right arm leg spin bowler from Campbelltown- Camden and a very busy and effective lower order batsman. He is an outstanding prospect, bowling his sharply spinning deliveries with excellent control and variety. He enjoyed an excellent start to his Firtst Grade career, picking up 19 wickets in only seven matches, including a five-wicket haul vs Gordon.
Tanveer is highly regarded nationally, representing Australia at Under 16 level and more recently as a member of the Australian Under 19 team that toured Sri Lanka in January, where he once again impressed with his all-round ability.
Yuvraj Sharma is a stylish right hand top order batsman for Fairfield-Liverpool. Having only just turned seventeen, Yuvraj is an effortless timer of the ball with a simple, traditional technique. He also bowls handy leg spin.
Yuvraj forced his way into the Fairfield- Liverpool First Grade side midway through the season and showed his undoubted potential with his maiden century against Hawkesbury. Yuvraj has represented NSW at both Under 15 and Under 17 level.
Australia under 19s squad to play New Zealand
Oliver Davies (NSW)
Liam Scott (SA)
Lachlan Hearne (NSW)
Liam Marshall (NSW)
Sam Fanning (NSW)
Max Clayton (QLD)
Damien Burrage (WA)
Mackenzie Harvey (VIC)
Corey Kelly (SA)
Yuvraj Sharma (NSW)
Ryan Walker (QLD)
Todd Murphy (VIC)
Patrick Rowe (VIC)
Ewan Neilson (WA)
Tanveer Sangha (NSW)
Jake Fraser-McGurk (VIC)
Coach: Chris Rogers
Australia Under 19 ODI series against New Zealand
July 6, First ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground
July 7, Second ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground
July 10, Third ODI, Redlands Cricket GroundJuly 12, Fourth ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground