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Steve Waugh's son named in Australia U-19 WC squad

Austin Waugh, son of former Australian World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh, has been included in Australia’s 15- man squad for the U-19 World Cup, to be held in New Zealand subsequent month.

Austin WaughThe aspect, led by Jason Sangha, additionally consists of Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia’s (CA) chief govt James Sutherland. Sutherland Jr is the vice-captain of the aspect.

In 2016, Waugh had hit an unbeaten hundred within the closing of the Beneath-17 Nationwide Championships, and earlier this yr represented Australia U-19s in a one-day sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka’s youth aspect.

Former Australia pacer Ryan Harris will coach the group, whereas former opener Chris Rogers will help him.

The U-19 World Cup might be performed between January 13 and February three in New Zealand.

Australia are slotted in Group B, and can open their marketing campaign in opposition to India on January 14 in MountMaunganui. The opposite groups in Group B are Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea.

Australia are aiming to win their first title for the reason that Mitchell Marsh-led aspect claimed the title in 2010, and the 18-year-old Sangha may have the companies of paceman Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Param Uppal, amongst others, through the marketing campaign.

Australia’s Nationwide Expertise Supervisor Greg Chappell stated: “This is a very exciting squad and there is some exceptional talent within this group. We have got a good spread of skills through the squad.”

Australia Beneath-19 World Cup squad: Jason Sangha (Captain), Will Sutherland (Vice Captain), 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. 

Picture: Austin Waugh

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