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    *Official* Under-19 World Cup 2009/10

    ICC Under-19 World Cup 2009/10 / Results

    ICC Under-19 World Cup home | News | Photos | Fixtures | Results | Points Table | Grounds | Tournament Statistics | History | Qualifying Tournament Matches
    Group A: Afghanistan Under-19s v India Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 15, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: Canada Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s at Christchurch - Jan 15, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: Ireland Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 15, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: Pakistan Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 15, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: Australia Under-19s v United States of America Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 16, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: Bangladesh Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 16, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group A: England Under-19s v Hong Kong Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 16, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: New Zealand Under-19s v Canada Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 16, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: Australia Under-19s v Ireland Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 17, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: Bangladesh Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 17, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group A: India Under-19s v Hong Kong Under-19s at Christchurch - Jan 17, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: Sri Lanka Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 17, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group A: Afghanistan Under-19s v England Under-19s at Christchurch - Jan 18, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: Canada Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 18, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: Pakistan Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 18, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: South Africa Under-19s v United States of America Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 18, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group A: Afghanistan Under-19s v Hong Kong Under-19s at Christchurch - Jan 19, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: Ireland Under-19s v United States of America Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 19, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: New Zealand Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 19, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: West Indies Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 19, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group B: Australia Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s at Queenstown - Jan 20, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group D: Bangladesh Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s at Palmerston North - Jan 20, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group C: New Zealand Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s at Christchurch - Jan 20, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Group A: England Under-19s v India Under-19s at Lincoln - Jan 21, 2010

    Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (21:30 GMT)


    Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 23, 2010


    Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Rangiora - Jan 23, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 23, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 23, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 24, 2010


    Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Rangiora - Jan 24, 2010


    Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 24, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 24, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Palmerston North - Jan 25, 2010


    5th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Christchurch - Jan 25, 2010


    13th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 25, 2010


    Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 25, 2010


    5th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 25, 2010


    13th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 25, 2010


    9th Place Play-off Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Palmerston North - Jan 26, 2010


    7th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Christchurch - Jan 26, 2010


    13th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 27, 2010


    5th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 27, 2010


    Semi-Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 27, 2010


    15th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 27, 2010


    11th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 28, 2010


    9th Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Napier - Jan 28, 2010


    3rd Place Play-off: TBA v TBA at Christchurch - Jan 29, 2010


    Final: TBA v TBA at Lincoln - Jan 30, 2010

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    Players/Officials: Andrew Balbirnie | Paul Stirling
    Series/Tournaments: ICC Under-19 World Cup
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    Ireland have announced their squad for the Under-19 World Cup which takes place in New Zealand in January. Andrew Balbirnie will captain the side, who start in a difficult group with Australia, South Africa and United States.

    Eight of the fifteen named played in the 2008 tournament when Ireland couldn't pass the group stages, although they did manage consolation wins over Bermuda and Zimbabwe.

    Ireland are chasing full-member status from the ICC and after the senior side's strong showing in the 50 and 20-over World Cups it will be important for the youngsters to show their ability. Their passage to New Zealand came after winning the World Cup Qualifying tournament in Canada and Matt Dwyer, the Ireland coach, is confident that his side can maintain the good run.

    "We've got a very talented group of players who have been working hard in the gym and the nets to give themselves the best possible chance. They all play at senior level in Ireland and many of them have attracted the attention of English county sides.

    "They know there's a senior World Cup coming up in the sub-continent in 2011, and a good showing in this tournament could well see them joining Paul Stirling in becoming a regular feature in the senior men's squad."


    Brian Walsh, the Ireland manager, echoed these sentiments and thinks that Ireland could stir a surprise in New Zealand. "There's never been a greater opportunity for the players to progress, and there's no better motivation than a World Cup place. I've been impressed by their commitment and dedication in the build up.


    "They've all been given fitness and conditioning schedules and their progress has been closely monitored by the backroom staff. It wasn't easy selecting a final group of 15, and there were some difficult choices to make. There's no doubt it's not the easiest of groups, but if we play to our potential, we certainly have the ability to cause a shock."


    Squad Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Ben Ackland, Adrian D'Arcy, George Dockrell, Eddie Richardson, Graham McDonnell, Jordan Coghlan, Shane Getkate, Graeme McCarter, Lee Nelson, James Shannon, Stuart Poynter, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young.

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    Squad Michael Bates (Hampshire), Paul Best (Warwickshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Nathan Buck (Leicestershire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire), Matthew Dunn (Surrey), Calum Haggett (Somerset), Ateeq Javid (Warwickshire), Jack Manuel (Worcestershire), David Payne (Gloucestershire), Azeem Rafiq (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire).

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    India name squad for U-19 World Cup
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    December 6, 2009

    Text size: A | A The BCCI's junior selection committee announced the Under-19 squad to tour New Zealand for the World Cup, from January 16-30, 2010. Rajasthan's Ashok Meenaria, who led the side to Australia this year, will captain the 15-man squad.

    Notable names in the squad are those of Saurav Netrawalkar and Sufiyan Shaikh, who were impressive during the BCCI Corporate Trophy.

    India, defending champions, kick off the tournament with a match against Afghanistan on January 15 in Lincoln. They will then play Hong Kong two days later in Christchurch, followed by their final game of the group stage against England on January 21. The top two teams in each group will progress to the quarter-finals.

    The squad will head to South Africa for a short series before the World Cup.

    India Under-19 squad: Ashok Maneria (capt), Mandeep Singh, Mayhank Agarwal, Akshath Reddy, Harpreet Singh, KL Rahul, Sufiyan Shaikh, Zahid Ali, Harshal Patel, Jaidev Unadkad, Sandeep Sharma, Saurav Netravalkar, Harmeet Singh, Manan Sharma, Gaurav Jathar.


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    The 2009-10 Under-19 Team of the Championships is:
    Phil Adams (WA)*
    Tom Beaton (WA)*
    Craig Dand (SA)
    Travis Dean (VIC)*
    Jason Floros (QLD)*
    Hamish Kingston (TAS)
    Jordon McLennan (ACT)*
    Nic Maddinson (NSW)*
    Darcy Short (NT)
    Tom Triffitt (TAS)*
    Luke Waterhouse (WA)
    Adam Zampa (NSW)*
    *Player selected in Australia’s preliminary 30-player squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup

    The final Australia Under-19 squad to go to the 2010 ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand will be announced on Friday 18 December.

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    Joshua Richards to captain SA Under-19 World Cup squad
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    December 17, 2009

    Text size: A | A Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a 15-member Under-19 squad for the triangular series against India and Sri Lanka, as well as the ICC U-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in January 2010.


    Northern's wicketkeeper batsman, Joshua Richards will captain the squad, which also includes run-machine, Colin Ackerman. Richards previously led the SA U-19 Invitational XI against England U-19 in January and is solid behind the stumps. Ackerman was the leading run-scorer in the CSA U-19 three-day competition, where he averaged 200 with two centuries.


    Announcing the team in Benoni, the U-19 convener of selectors Shafiek Abrahams expressed confidence in the selected squad. "I am very excited with the squad that we have selected and I am confident that they will do the country proud," he said.


    South Africa U-19 Sqaud: Joshua Richards (Northerns, Captain), Samuel Mofokeng (Northerns), David White (EP), Colin Ackerman (EP), Matthew Kennedy, (EP), Simon Khomari (FS), Stephan Smit (FS), Bokang Mosena (FS), Dale Deeb (Gauteng), Graham Hume (Gauteng), Malcolm Nofal (Gauteng), Dominic Hendricks (Gauteng), Cody Chetty (KwaZulu-Natal), Rabian Engelbrecht (Boland), Jerry Ngolo (Border).

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    Mitchell Marsh to lead Australia's U-19 World Cup squad
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    December 18, 2009

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    Mitchell Marsh, the Australia Under-19 captain, has played two first-class matches this season © Getty Images



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    Mitchell Marsh, the Western Australia batsman, has been named captain of the Under-19 squad for the World Cup in New Zealand in January 2010. Marsh, who played state cricket at the age of 17, was youngest player to play in Australia's domestic one-day competition and comes from a strong sporting family - his father, Geoff, played 50 Tests for Australia and his brother, Shaun, has played 19 ODIs.

    The 15-man squad also includes two other players with fathers who played prominent roles in Australian cricket: Nicholas Buchanan, the son of former national coach John Buchanan, and Alister McDermott, the son of Craig McDermott. Alister McDermott made his first-class debut against the touring West Indians in November and picked up three wickets.

    South Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson is the other player with state experience in the squad, having played two List A matches and a Twenty20 game. Josh Hazlewood, the fast bowler from New South Wales, is the only one to have been part of the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia.

    "I think we've got a side that will acquit itself well in the competition," Greg Chappell, chairman of the youth selection panel, said. "Obviously we've got a couple of players that have played state cricket this season which stands them in good stead for the competition we're up against in New Zealand.

    "The fact that the tournament is being played in New Zealand probably helps us a little bit in terms of providing similar wickets to that of Australia and the strong subcontinent teams maybe slightly disadvantaged by that. The subcontinent teams are always very strong and have some great young talent and if we were playing them in their own conditions I think it would be a very difficult challenge.

    "I would expect that we'll get through to the semi-finals, I'd be very disappointed if we didn't make it that far and if you get a bit of luck once you make it there, then anything can happen. I'm confident we'll acquit ourselves pretty well."


    Australia are seeded sixth in the tournament and were grouped with South Africa, Ireland and USA, against whom they will play their opening game in Queenstown on January 16.

    Squad: Mitchell Marsh (WA/capt), Timothy Armstrong (NSW), Tom Beaton (WA), Nicholas Buchanan (Qld), Jackson Coleman (Vic), Luke Doran (NSW), Benjamin Dougall (SA), Jason Floros (Qld), Josh Hazelwood (NSW), Alexander Keath (Vic), Nicolas Maddinson (NSW), Alister McDermott (Qld), Kane Richardson (SA), Thomas Triffitt (Tas), Adam Zampa (NSW).

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    Zimbabwe U-19 World Cup Squad Named
    Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:02
    ZIMBABWE Cricket have named their 15-man squad for the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January.

    Talented top-order batsman Dylon Higgins, who turns out for the Midwest Rhinos franchise, captains the side.
    The most experienced members of the squad are vice-captain Peter Moor and spinning all-rounder Tino Mutombodzi, who will be making their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup after playing in the 2008 tournament in Malaysia.
    Mutombodzi, of Mashonaland Eagles, Rhinos batsman Nathan Waller, as well as Manicaland Mountaineers legspinner Natsayi Mushangwe and his pace bowling teammate Tendai Chitara have all enjoyed regular first-class action with their respective franchises this season.
    In preparing for the World Cup, Zimbabwe hosted Pakistan Under-19 in October, losing the youth ODI series 5-1 in Harare. They then toured Bangladesh last month with a depleted side and were duly whitewashed 5-0.
    The team leaves on January 2 via Cape Town, where they will play warm-up matches against local youth teams. The World Cup will run between January 15 and 30.
    Coach Kevin Curran said of the squad: “We have three legspinners and an offspinner. We will probably play two spinners depending on conditions. In the seam department we have six fast bowlers of which three are all-rounders. We’ve got good balance all round. Guys will be pushing for places.”
    Zimbabwe are in Group C with hosts New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Canada.
    “We need two wins to go into the Super Eight. We should beat Canada easily and try to get another win over Sri Lanka or New Zealand,” said Curran.
    The 16-team tournament, which was inaugurated in 1988, showcases the best young players in the world and has served as a launch pad for a number of present and retired international stars.

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    Dylon Higgins (captain), Peter Moor, Gary Chirimuta, Dean Mazhawidza, Andrew Lindsay, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Nathan Waller, Natsayi Mushangwe, Callum Price, Steve Chimhamhiwa, Richard Muzhange, Simon Mugava, Scott Daly, Mazvita Zambuko, Tendai Chitara.




    U-19 World Cup Titbits

    Notable past and present international players who have competed in the ICC Under-19 World Cup: Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton, Inzaman-ul-Haq, Chris Cairns, Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Graeme Smith, Yuvraj Singh, Mehraib Hossain, Wayne Parnell.
    In 1998, current West Indies captain Chris Gayle was the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 364 runs. Zimbabwean Mluleki Nkala and West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan were the leading wicket-takers with 16 wickets.
    In the 2002 World Cup, Zimbabwe easily won the plate competition beating Nepal in the final. Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu was named Man of the Tournament for his 250 runs and 12 wickets. He also kept wicket in between bowling stints!
    13 Zimbabwean players have competed in two Under-19 World Cups: Conan Brewer (2000-2002), Elton Chigumbura (2002-2004), Graeme Cremer (2004-2006), Sean Ervine (2000-2002), Greg Lamb (1998-2000), Alester Maregwede (1998-2000), Stanley Marisa (2002-2004), Hamilton Masakadza (2000-2002), Prince Masvaure (2006-2008), Mluleki Nkala (1998-2000), Tatenda Taibu (2000-2002), Brendan Taylor (2002-2004), Sean Williams (2004-2006).
    29 Zimbabwe Under-19 World Cup representatives have gone on to play for the senior Zimbabwe team at ODI or Test level.
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    Michael Bracewell played in the 2008 edition of the Under-19 World Cup © Getty Images



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    New Zealand, the hosts of the Under-19 World Cup, have named a 15-man squad for the tournament which begins in January. They are yet to name their captain, but the squad features some players who've had exposure to the World Cup, having represented New Zealand in the previous edition of the competition in 2008 in Malaysia, where they finished third.

    Allrounders Corey Anderson and Harry Boam participated in the 2008 World Cup, so did wicketkeeper Michael Bracewell, the nephew of former coach of the senior team John Bracewell. Anderson and Boam are in their second year in first-class cricket along with Doug Bracewell, cousin of Michael.

    "The Under-19 Cricket World Cup gives our younger players a wonderful opportunity to test their ability against the best of their peers in the international arena and to set the platform for successful first-class playing careers" the team's coach Chris Kuggeleign said. "The team is well balanced, with half the team having already played for the New Zealand Under-19s and a number who impressed at the recent National Under-19 tournament."

    New Zealand, who will be based in Christchurch for the group round of the tournament, will begin their campaign against Canada on January 16. The other teams in New Zealand's pool are Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Prior to the competition, the hosts will take on Pakistan in a warm-up three-match series in Blenheim between January 3 and January 7.

    Squad: Corey Anderson (Canterbury), Tom Blundell (Wellington), Harry Boam (Wellington), Doug Bracewell (Central Districts), Michael Bracewell (Otago), Craig Cachopa (Auckland), Dane Cleaver (Central Districts), Jono Hickey (Northern Districts), Tim Johnston (Canterbury), Tom Latham (Canterbury), Jimmy Neesham (Auckland), Bevan Small (Central Districts), Mattie Thomas (Northern Districts), Logan van Beek (Canterbury), Ben Wheeler (Central Districts).

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    ICC Under-19 World Cup 2009-10
    Chilly weather will test India - Chandrakant Pandit
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    December 19, 2009

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    Captain Ashok Meenaria said the team's impressive tour of Australia this April has boosted their confidence © Getty Images



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    Chandrakant Pandit, India's Under-19 coach, has said his team's biggest challenge at the forthcoming World Cup in New Zealand will be the cold conditions. The biennial tournament starts on January 15 with India, the reigning champions, starting their campaign against Afghanistan in Lincoln. The final will be played at the same venue on January 30.

    "It will be a little more chilly and windy out in New Zealand so the conditions will be different and the biggest challenge," Pandit said in Mumbai on the eve of the squad's departure to South Africa, where India will play a tri-series from December 27-January 5 that includes Sri Lanka. "The boys need to get acclimatised as early as possible. We should be ready from the first game to handle the conditions."

    The 15-member squad, led by allrounder Ashok Meenaria from Rajasthan, was a picture of confidence as it faced the media contingent at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Both captain and coach said the players have bonded well over the last year, when they've been together. Most of them were also part of the tour of Australia in April this year, where India won the ODI series 2-1 and drew the Tests 1-1.

    The Indians finished a 10-day camp in Mumbai on Friday and Pandit said it was a fruitful exercise, with every player made aware of his role. "Our plan was to go step by step," Pandit said. "To begin with, we placed individual responsibilities in the camp. We want to do well in South Africa and finally come up with our best performance in New Zealand."

    The seriousness of India's campaign can be gauged from the fact that guest speakers like Sachin Tendulkar, former Australian fielding coach Mike Young and sports psychologist Dr Bhimeshwar Bam spent quality time with the youngsters.

    Pandit, a former team-mate of Tendulkar's, said the 45-minute conversation Tendulkar had with the players would stand them in good stead. "Tendulkar spoke on how to approach a game. His technical feedback was really valuable," Pandit said. "For example, he told the fast bowlers that when they run towards the target [batsman] they have to keep their head forward. We would Probably have learnt that after going there," Pandit said with visible excitement.

    He said Tendulkar's most valuable advice was on "trusting the teammate". "He told them that "if you are going to stand next to each other you need to have the confidence in the other. Only then can the team perform". The boys seemed to have understood the message as they started looking at the other from there onwards," Pandit said.

    As for Young, he managed to instill a more enthusiastic approach to fielding. "He made us enjoy fielding," Saurabh Netravalkar, one of the fast bowlers in the squad, said. "He started with the basics of fielding, about how to start, how to position yourself, and made fielding easy."

    Young just focussed on refining certain basics as he felt that Pandit had been carrying out the right drills and there was no need for him to introduce anything new.

    Pandit said India haven't missed anything by way of preparation. "We need to now look at how we are going to implement what we have been working on during the actual games."

    Meenaria said the defending champions were not in any way burdened by expectation. "There is no pressure, instead we are more confident now - especially after winning in Australia," he said. "I'm confident we are favourites to win the World Cup. But for now, our focus is on the South African tour."

    India play their first game against South Africa in Johannesburg on December 28.
    Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at Cricinfo

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    Can't wait for this tournament to start. Can see a repeat of the 2002 u19 WC in NZL where SAF and AUS played each other in the final.

    Players in the SA team to watch out for:

    COLIN ACKERMAN: Best batsman in the team.

    DAVID WHITE: Batting all-rounder and there is search going on for the successor to Kallis

    JOSH RICHARDS: Good keeper...not surprised if he will be the best gloveman there...while his batting is solid. Very good leader.

    MALCOLM NOFAL: Big hitting off-spinner.

    DALE DEEB: Slol left-arm orthodox spinner who is highly rated

    MATTHEW KENNEDY: Tall and quick fast bowler with raw talent.

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    Kiwis play 3 one dayers vs pakistan before wyc.
    West australian cricket fuming mitch marsh is going to the world youth cup,may post the article later.
    2 weeks guys just about,maybe 3 hmm.

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    Story: Warriors v SA Mitch Marsh's development would be better served by allowing him to play for WA next month rather than captain Australia at the Under-19 World Cup, according to the WACA.

    WACA chief executive Graeme Wood yesterday questioned Cricket Australia's decision to drag Marsh out of the Big Bash Twenty20 event to take part in the junior tournament in New Zealand.

    A year after Marsh chose cricket over football, another battle is brewing over the services of the talented teenager.

    But Wood confirmed that the WACA had no means to appeal the decision to select Marsh in the under-19s despite him becoming a first-choice player at State level.

    "Cricket Australia has made a decision that the World Cup will take precedence over domestic cricket," Wood said.

    "I believe that Mitch's development is better served by him playing for WA in the Big Bash where he will be playing alongside an international captain in Chris Gayle and appearing in front of sell-out crowds.

    "He is batting at No. 4 and has been our best batsman for the past month."

    The 18-year-old Marsh did not appear in the national under-19 carnival in Canberra this month after the WACA received permission for him to play for the Warriors.

    He revealed his class with scores of 59 not out and 17 when he made his Sheffield Shield debut last month and made 55 against South Australia at Adelaide Oval yesterday.

    But he had an even greater impact in the one-day format with scores of 60 not out from just 29 deliveries, 60 and 92 in his past three innings.

    Marsh became the youngest player to appear in any Australian one-dayer when he made his debut at the age of 17 years and 111 days last season.

    He will be able to play in the first three Twenty20 matches when WA take on South Australia (home), Tasmania (away) and NSW (home).

    But he will then travel to New Zealand for the World Cup, which starts on January 16.

    He will miss WA's clash with Victoria (home) and Queensland (away) as well as being unavailable for the semifinal and final of the tournament, from which the top two teams go through to the Champion's League in India.

    Marsh's father Geoff, a former Australian opener and coach, said it was a "grey area" but did not want to comment on his son's dilemma.

    Youth selector Greg Chappell made it clear that Australia would not be satisfied by anything less than a top-four finish.

    The squad - Mitchell * *Marsh WA (capt.)Timothy Armstrong NSW, Tom Beaton WA, Nicholas Buchanan Qld, Jackson Coleman Vic, Luke Doran NSW, Benjamin Dougall SA, Jason Floros Qld, Josh Hazlewood NSW, Alexander Keath Vic, Nicolas Maddinson NSW,Alister McDermott Qld, Kane Richardson SA, Thomas Triffitt Tas, Adam Zampa NSW.

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