The Cricket Australia Youth Selection Panel (YSP) in conjunction with the State Talent Managers have selected a 16-player under 19 squad to play New Zealand in Queensland next month.

Australia will play New Zealand in a four-game ODI series to be contested at Peter Burge Oval, Redlands Cricket Club between July 6 and July 12.

Walker, a left-arm wrist spinner from Toombul, played in the Queensland Under-19 team last season that finished runners-up in the national championships, while Clayton, a top order batsman with University of Queensland, has captained Queensland at Under-17 level and was also in the U-19 squad last summer.

Australia under 19s squad to play New Zealand
Oliver Davies (NSW)
Liam Scott (SA)
Lachlan Hearne (NSW)
Liam Marshall (NSW)
Sam Fanning (NSW)
Max Clayton (QLD)
Damien Burrage (WA)
Mackenzie Harvey (VIC)
Corey Kelly (SA)
Yuvraj Sharma (NSW)
Ryan Walker (QLD)
Todd Murphy (VIC)
Patrick Rowe (VIC)
Ewan Neilson (WA)
Tanveer Sangha (NSW)
Jake Fraser-McGurk (VIC)
Coach: Chris Rogers

Cricket Australia’s Pathways Manager, Graham Manou, said the series represented an opportunity for Australia to finetune their skills ahead of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, to be held in South Africa in January.

Australia finished runners-up to India at last year’s ICC Under 19 World Cup.

Manou said: “This series provides a wonderful opportunity for the players to test their skills against an international opponent. Our focus is to continue the development of each individual rather than on overall results.”

Australia Under 19 ODI series against New Zealand
July 6, First ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground 
July 7, Second ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground 
July 10, Third ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground
July 12, Fourth ODI, Redlands Cricket Ground