Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh’s son Austin Waugh has been selected in Australia’s squad for the Under-19 World Cup 2018. Austin has been performing well at the domestic cricket level. He first made it to the headlines after he scored an unbeaten 122 from 136 balls in Brisbane while playing for New South Wales Metro against Queensland in Under-17 National Championship in 2016.
Apart from Austin, there is one more famous name in Australia’s Under-19 WC squad. Jason Sangha will be leading the team. Sangha recently made news for becoming the youngest Australia player to score a First-Class century against England. He is the second youngest in the world to achieve this feat after India’s legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Here’s what the National Talent Manager Greg Chappell had to say about the squad talking to cricket.com.au,
This is a very exciting squad and there is some exceptional talent within this group. These guys have all had success at underage level in Australia over a number of years, and many of them have already had a taste of international U-19 cricket. We’re fortunate that a lot of these players have already played together coming through the underage pathway, which is a great thing. This squad has a serious chance of contending the title.
Here’s the video of Austin’s unbeaten century from Under-17 National Championship in 2016 –
Here’s a video from Under-19 Champs final with Waugh pulling off a brilliant runout hitting the stumps from point position –
Bang! Austin Waugh with the sensational piece of fielding in the #U19Champs Final.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 15, 2017
Australia will begin their U-19 WC 2018 campaign against Prithvi Shaw-led Indian team on January 14, 2018 at Bay Oval in New Zealand.
Australia U-19 squad:
Jason Sangha (capt), Will Sutherland (vice-capt), Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Jason Ralston, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh