SOMERSET CCC youngster JT Langridge has been named in the 17-player squad for the England Men Under-19s’ Quadrangular Youth ODI Series in India next month.

The seam bowler will join the squad which will again be captained by Durham batter Ben McKinney.

The Quadrangular Series is to be played in Vijayawada, India from November 4th to 29th and will feature India U19s A, India U19s B and Bangladesh U19s.

The series will provide the final competitive preparation for the Young Lions ahead of the 2024 ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup, which will be staged in Colombo, Sri Lanka from January 13th to February. 4th. Selection for the 2024 ICC Under-19s Men’s World Cup will be announced in December.

England Men Under-19s’ Head Coach, Mike Yardy, said: “Touring India at any level is challenging, which why it is so valuable to be able to expose our best young players to these experiences at Under-19 level.

“We expect both the India and Bangladesh Under-19 teams to be very strong, as India showed when they beat us in the final of the most recent ICC Under-19 World Cup last year.

“So this is a huge opportunity for the 17 players who have been selected, especially with the next U19 World Cup following this tour in January 2024.”