Qadri and Gleadall in England U19s squad

Tuesday 4th July 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Hamidullah Qadri and Alfie Gleadall have been included in the England Under-19s squad for the five-match Royal London One-Day series against India in August.

16-year-old Qadri made his first-class debut at Cardiff last week and claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Derbyshire secured their first four-day win since July 2015.

17-year-old Gleadall, who is also a Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby graduate, made his Derbyshire debut in May, alongside Qadri, in the 50-over fixture versus South Africa A.

The pair both signed two-year professional contracts with Derbyshire in June to commit their futures until the end of the 2019 season.

The home series includes five ODIs as England prepare for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.

Development Coach, Mal Loye said: “We’re delighted for both Alfie and Hamid. They are two promising young cricketers who have both impressed with the second XI and when they’ve been around the first-team squad.

“This is now an exciting opportunity for them both to gain experience within the England set up and show them what they can do ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup next year.”

Andy Hurry, the Head Coach of the Young Lions programme said: “We had an excellent tour of India earlier this year, when the lads involved learned so much.

“Facing the Indians in a return series this summer provides an excellent opportunity to build on that, and to face international opposition in more familiar home conditions. It’s going to be fascinating to see our most talented young cricketers put in that position.

“With the ICC World Cup in New Zealand early next year, it made sense only to consider players eligible for that when we were choosing our squad for this series. The series remains very important and there should be some excellent Under-19s cricket.”

England Under-19s Royal London One-Day series against India

7 August – First ODI, SSE SWALEC (Cardiff)
9 August – Second ODI, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (Canterbury)
12 August – Third ODI, 1st Central County Ground (Hove)
14 August – Fourth ODI, Brightside Ground (Bristol)
16 August – Fifth ODI, Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton)

Squad for five-match Royal London One-Day series against India

Harry Brook (Yorkshire, capt), Liam Banks (Warwickshire), Tom Banton (Somerset, wk), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Alfie Gleadall (Derbyshire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Tom Lammonby (Somerset), Felix Organ (Hampshire), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Jack Plom (Essex), Matt Potts (Durham), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Oli Robinson (Kent, wk), Liam Trevaskis (Durham).

England will also take part in two Test matches against India, the first taking place at Queen’s Park in Chesterfield.

23 – 26 July – First ‘Test’, Queen’s Park (Chesterfield)
31 July – August 3 – Second ‘Test’, New Road (Worcester)

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