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Get to know: Australia Under 19s


March 24, 2017


NSW Blues rookie Jason Sangha in action for the Cricket Australia XI against Pakistan this summer // Getty

By cricketaustralia.com.au

Find out more about the talented young cricketers who will represent the Australia U19s against Sri Lanka U19s in April.

 

Max Bryant

State: Queensland
Club: Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat, Gold Coast
Age: 18
Role: RHB, RAM

An aggressive opening batsman who knows how to find the boundary and can change a game in a matter of overs. Averaged 34 at the under-19 championships this year - at a strike rate of 138.1 - showcasing his free-flowing style.

 

Iain Carlisle*

State: New South Wales
Club: Campbelltown-Camden
Age: 17
Role: RAF

A tall, right-arm fast bowler who takes the new ball and can bowl high-quality outswing at good pace. Impressed for NSW Metro at the under-17 championships with an average just under 17 runs per wicket, before representing the CA XI at the under-19 championships.


Jack Edwards

State: New South Wales
Club: Manly Warringah
Age: 16
Role: RHB, RAM

A technically-sound right-handed batsman who has no trouble scoring quickly. Impressed at the under-17 championships, before stepping up again at the under-19 championships for the Cricket Australia XI with 301 runs at an average of 37.6 at the top of the order. Also offers a seam-up option with the ball.

 
Zak Evans 

State: Victoria
Club: Ringwood
Age: 16
Role: RAF

A fast bowler who featured at both the under-17 and under-19 championships. Can generate serious pace and hits the pitch hard, and is an out-and-out wicket taking option. Also a good athlete who is a strong fielder. 

 
Ryan Hackney

State: New South Wales
Club: Penrith
Age: 17
Role: LHB

A rock at the top of the order and has been a prolific Pathways performer in the past two seasons. The left-hander scored 595 runs at an average of 99.17 - including three centuries - at the under-19 championships, following on from three tons and 495 runs at last season’s under-17 championships.

 
Ryan Hadley

State: New South Wales
Club: Blacktown
Age: 18
Role: RAF

At 195 centimetres, is a tall, fast bowler capable of generating movement in the air and bounce. Picked up nine wickets for NSW Metro at the under-19 championships.

 
Lewin Maladay

State: New South Wales/ACT
Club: University of NSW
Age: 19
Role: RHB, WK

Neat behind the stumps and a capable middle order batsman, is also the lone wicket-keeper in the squad. Scored 170 runs at an average of 42.5, for ACT/NSW Country at this season’s under-19 championships.

 
Jonathan Merlo

State: Victoria
Club: St Kilda
Age: 18
Role: RHB, RAF

 

A genuine allrounder - a right-handed, middle order batsman who plays positively from the outset, who also offers a seam-up bowling option and is skilful in the field.

 
Mitchell Perry 

State: Victoria
Club: Monash Tigers
Age: 16
Role: RAF

The youngest player in the squad - a tall fast bowler who can swing the new ball with great control. Claimed eight wickets in his Victorian Premier Cricket 1st XI debut earlier this summer, before starring at both the under-17 and under-19 national championships for Victoria Metro.

 
Lloyd Pope

State: South Australia
Club: Kensington
Age: 17
Role: RALS

The leading wicket-taker at both the under-17 and under-19 national championships. A leg-spinner with plenty of variations and the control to match, who has claimed 39 wickets across the two championships.

 
Jason Sangha

State: New South Wales
Club: NSW Blues, Sydney Thunder, Randwick Petersham
Age: 17
Role: RHB, RALS

A skilful batsman with a range of scoring strokes who averaged 48.3 at this season’s under-19 championships. Also made his Matador BBQs Cup debut with the CA XI and has taken on Pakistan and Sri Lanka - representing the CA XI and Prime Minister’s XI respectively.

 
Matthew Spoors

State: Western Australia
Club: Wanneroo
Age: 17
Role: RHB, RALS

A right-handed, top-order batsman and spin bowler who opened for his state at this season’s under-19 championships. Scored 153 runs for the tournament and picked up 11 wickets with his leg-spin, following on from a half-century on his Toyota Futures League debut in October 2016.

 
Will Sutherland

State: Victoria
Club: Prahran
Age: 17
Role: RHB, RAF

A tall, imposing allrounder who is capable of having a big impact with both bat and ball. Starred as captain of the CA XI at the under-19 championships, averaging 51.4 as a powerful middle-order batsman and 16.3 with the ball. Also represented the CA XI against Pakistan in January.

 
Param Uppal

State: New South Wales
Club: Fairfield-Liverpool
Age: 18
Role: RHB, RAOS

 

A classy right-handed batsman who scored 370 runs at this year’s under-19 championships, averaging more than 60, while also making a contribution with the ball as a right-arm off-spinning option.

 
Austin Waugh

State: New South Wales
Club: Sutherland
Age: 17
Role: RHB, RAM

Shot to fame with an unbeaten century in the under-17 championships final in October, before impressing again at the under-19 championships. A skilful right-handed, middle-order batsman who averaged 38 with the bat at the under-19s and almost double that at the under-17s. Also offers a clever medium-pace bowling option.

 

*Note, Iain Carlisle was added to the squad on March 27, in place of Queensland's Harrison Wood.