Ian Healy's son Tom in Australia Under-19 squad

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Published: Monday, August 25, 2014, 13:28 [IST]
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Ian Healy's son in Australia U-19 team

Melbourne, Aug 25: Former Australia stumper Ian Healy's son Tom Healy, also a wicketkeeper-batsman, has been named in the Under-19 squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.

Cricket Australia's (CA) Youth Selection Panel (YSP) today announced a 15-player Australian U-19 squad.

There is a showcase of Australia's top emerging talent, including Tomy, son of former Australian wicketkeeper Ian; 2014 U-17 National Championship player of the tournament Jake Winter; and 2014 U-17 Championship leading wicket-taker Kyle Scrimegour, who also scored 200* during that tournament, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a media release on Monday.

The squad will play Sri Lanka's U-19 squad across five one-day matches and one three-day match in Colombo.

Commenting on the squad chosen, CA National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said: "Tom Healy is a classy stroke-maker in the mould of his father Ian, and Sam Harper has impressed as captain for Victoria".

The squad will be coached by CA's High Performance Coach Graeme Hick and John Davison, Cricket Australia's spin coach, will be assistant coach. Davison spent time in June working with Nathan Lyon, Muthiah Muralidaran and a group of young development players in Sri Lanka as part of the National Cricket Centre Spin Programme.

The team will assemble in Brisbane on 20 September and will depart for Colombo, Sri Lanka the following day.

Cricket Australia's Youth Selection Panel comprises of Chappell, Hick and National Cricket Centre Head Coach Troy Cooley, who are supported by the State Talent Managers throughout the selection process.

Australian U-19 15-man squad

Liam Banthorpe, Lain Beckett, Izaac Boylan, David Grant, Sam Grimwade, Sam Harper, Tom Healy, Clint Hinchliffe, Matthew Kuhnemann, Patrick McKenna, Jonte Pattison, Matthew Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Scrimegour, Jake Winter


25 September - 1st One Day match, Sinhalese Sports Club

27 September - 2nd One Day match, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

29 September - 3rd One Day match, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic CC

1 October - 4th One Day match, Colombo Cricket Club

3 October - 5th One Day match, Nondescript Cricket Club

7-9 October, 3-day match, Colombo Colts Cricket Club


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