The New Zealand Under-19 team arrived in Darwin, Australia yesterday and are now in full swing of their preparation for the Tri-Series Tournament against the host nation and India.
A squad of 14 have made the trip, with the team set to play seven matches in 19 days. They are scheduled to face Northern Territory in a warm-up game June 27, before playing their first round-robin match of the Tri-Series against Australia three days later.
New Zealand, India and Australia will face each other twice, before the resulting top two sides square-off in a final and third place faces Northern Territory on July 12.
New Zealand will also take on Papua New Guinea in a friendly on July 2.
The tournament is a key part of the side’s preparation for the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which will be held in Dubai early next year.
Under-19 Tri-Series Squad:
Nick Blundell (Central Districts)
Leo Carter (Canterbury)
Henry Collier (Central Districts)
Cameron Gibbons (Northern Districts)
Shawn Hicks (Auckland)
Alec Hodgson (Otago)
Jack Hunter (Otago)
Kyle Jamieson (Auckland)
Ken McClure (Canterbury)
Graeme Tryon (Central Districts)
Tim Seifert (Northern Districts)
Dane Watson (Auckland)
Kurtley Watson (Northern Districts)
Rakitha Weerasundara (Wellington)