Qadri selected for England Under 19s

Hamidullah Qadri has been selected in an 18-man England Under 19s squad to take part in winter training camps in the UK and India ahead of a tour against Bangladesh.

The Derbyshire off-spinner has featured in seven first-class matches since making his debut against Glamorgan in 2017, during which he claimed record-breaking match figures of 6-76.

He made his England Under 19s debut last summer in the Royal London One-Day Cup series against India, before being selected in the squad to face South Africa in Youth Tests at home in July of this year.

The Young Lions selectors have picked their squad for the first half of this winter, which includes domestic training camps in the UK and a 20-day training camp in Bangalore, India.

The second half of the winter sees the England U19s take on Bangladesh U19 in all three formats of the game, leaving on January 19.

Head Coach Jon Lewis said: “It’s a high potential group of players and I am excited by the prospect of them working with this set of staff and the challenging conditions that India will present.

“I think it’s one of the best parts of the job, being able to provide an experience that adds value on top of what the players normally receive at their counties.

“It’s been hugely enjoyable this year to see Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dillon Pennington and Ethan Bamber progress from representing us in last year’s World Cup to impressing in their county first eleven.

“I know from having chatted to them that they felt their time with the Young Lions improved them as players and that’s an example of the value our pathway can add to young players.

“I reminded this squad that it wasn’t that long ago at all that Sam Curran and Ollie Pope were sat in the same seats as them.

“They both showed the characteristics of players who wanted to become international cricketers and their speed of ascent since has been testament to their hard work. I’m looking forward to developing this group so that they can start their own journey on that path.”

England Under 19s Squad

Kasey Aldridge (Somerset), George Balderson (Lancashire), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire), Jordan Cox (Kent), Tom Davis (Kent), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), George Hill (Yorkshire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire), Tom Lammonby (Somerset), Dominic Leech (Yorkshire), Jack Morley (Lancashire), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Will Smeed (Somerset), Jamie Smith (Surrey).

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