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U19 party for Sri Lanka unveiled

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Lewis Gregory, who played against Sri Lanka Under-19s in the summer, will face them again this winter as captain

The ECB today announced the England Under-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, beginning on January 7.

Lewis Gregory (Somerset) will captain the 17-man squad for the duration of the four-week tour, which comprises two four-day Test matches and a five-match one-day series.

Six members of the squad - Gregory, Adam Ball, Daniel Bell-Drummond (both Kent), Matthew Dunn (Surrey), Ateeq Javid (Warwickshire) and Adam Rossington (Middlesex) - have all represented England U19 previously, including against Sri Lanka U19 during the summer.

England development programme head coach Tim Boon said: "We have selected a balanced squad with a combination of players with U19 and first-class experience as well as younger players.

“This tour provides an excellent opportunity for the players to test themselves in different conditions and against tough opposition and develop many of the skills needed to thrive in international cricket."

Squad

Lewis Gregory (captain, Somerset)
Adam Ball (Kent)
Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent)
Christian Davis (Northamptonshire)
Matthew Dunn (Surrey)
Ben Foakes (Essex)
Ateeq Javid (Warwickshire)
Tymal Mills (Essex)
Tom Milnes (Warwickshire)
Jack Parsons (Sussex)
Gurman Randhawa (Yorkshire)
Adam Rossington (Middlesex)
Andrew Salter (Glamorgan)
Jack Sheppard (Hampshire)
Rammi Singh (Durham)
Shiv Thakor (Leicestershire)
Sam Wood (Nottinghamshire)

Schedule

Jan 14-17: 1st Test, Dambulla Stadium
Jan 20-23: 2nd Test, Asgiriya Stadium

Jan 28: 1st ODI, Colts CC, Colombo
Jan 30: 2nd ODI, Colts CC, Colombo
Feb 1: 3rd ODI, Nondescripts CC, Colombo
Feb 3: 4th ODI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Feb 5: 5th ODI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

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