Brook handed England captaincy

11 December 2017 08:16:59 EST

Yorkshire's Harry Brook has been named as captain of England at next month's Under-19 World Cup.

Batsman Brook leads an experienced group also including Warwickshire opener Liam Banks, Surrey's Will Jacks and Hampshire all-rounder Tom Scriven.

"The players have shown with their performances in the Tri-Series in South Africa over the last couple of weeks that they can travel with plenty of optimism," said David Graveney, a member of the Under-19s selection panel.

Head coach Jon Lewis, the former England seamer who is now number two at Sussex and is currently working with England Lions in Australia, said: "I've been receiving regular reports of the team's progress in South Africa from Richard Dawson and the other coaches, and I'm really looking forward to joining the squad ahead of the World Cup."

Lewis will be assisted by Jonathan Trott as batting coach, Neil Killeen as fast bowling coach, and Chris Taylor as fielding coach - his last tournament as the ECB's fielding lead before joining Surrey.

The players have shown with their performances in the Tri-Series in South Africa over the last couple of weeks that they can travel with plenty of optimism.

David Graveney

"Thanks are due to Richard Dawson and to James Taylor for the work they have done on what has been a successful and enjoyable Tri-Series in South Africa for the Under-19s, creating a platform for what will hopefully be an even more successful World Cup campaign," said the ECB's performance director David Parsons.

Meanwhile, England's senior team are 5/2 to win the 2019 World Cup, while Australia are available at 5/1.

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