Cricket Victoria congratulates the three Victorians selected today in Australia’s ICC Under 19 World Cup squad.
Cricket Australia announced the 15-player squad today which will compete in the West Indies.
The squad features Geelong Cricket Club’s Josh Garner and Melbourne Cricket Club pair Campbell Kellaway and Harkirat Bajwa.
17-year-old off-spinner Bajwa will tour as an underage player and will still be eligible for selection in the 2024 tournament.
Geelong’s Liam Blackford has been listed as a reserve.
Garner is originally from Colac and took 21 wickets in 16 games last season after starting the season in the second XI.
Kellaway is fresh from consecutive centuries in Victorian Premier Cricket.
Cricket Victoria High Performance Manager Dean Russ congratulated the players on their selection.
“It’s great news for Campbell, Josh and Harkirat and for Liam making the reserve list. The Under 19s World Cup is an important milestone and offers a fantastic opportunity to play a global tournament against the best players in their age group.”
“You only have to look back through the history of the U19 World Cups to see Australia’s best players coming through the ranks. We wish the squad every success in January and know they will represent Australia and Victoria with pride,” Russ said.
Australian Squad for ICC U19 World Cup
Harkirat Bajwa (VIC – Melbourne CC)
Aidan Cahill (NSW – Newcastle City CC)
Cooper Connolly (WA – Scarborough CC) Joshua Garner (VIC – Geelong CC)
Isaac Higgins (SA – Glenelg CC) Campbell Kellaway (VIC – Melbourne CC)
Corey Miller (NSW – Northern District CC)
Jack Nisbet (NSW – Sydney CC)
Nivethan Radhakrishnan (TAS – Hawkesbury DCC/Kingborough DCC)
William Salzmann (NSW – Campbelltown-Camden DCC)
Lachlan Shaw (NSW – Northern Districts CC)
Jackson Sinfield (QLD – Redlands CC)
Tobias Snell (QLD – Toombul CC)
Tom Whitney (QLD – Western Suburbs CC)
Teague Wyllie (WA – Rockingham-Mandurah CC)
ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Groupings
Group A – Bangladesh, England, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Group B – India, Ireland, South Africa, Uganda
Group C – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe
Group D – Australia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies
Australia’s ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Group Matches
Jan 14: West Indies v Australia, Guyana National Stadium
Jan 17: Australia v Sri Lanka, Conaree Cricket Center
Jan 19: Australia v Scotland, Conaree Cricket Center