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Surrey seamer Nathan Barnwell has been named in the England squad for the upcoming U19s World Cup early in the new year.

Barnwell, a seamer who bowls at high pace and lower order batter capable of big hitting, played six ODIs in 2021 against West Indies & Sri Lanka. This call-up tops off an excellent year for Barnwell, who earned a rookie contract with Surrey for the 2022 season.

The tournament will take place in the Caribbean in January, with England drawn in Group A alongside 2020 winners Bangladesh, Canada and United Arab Emirates. England won the Plate Final in the 2020 tournament.

Richard Dawson said: “It’s always a hugely exciting moment for any young cricketer to be selected in a representative age-group squad, especially so when it’s for a World Cup.

“We’re really looking forward to getting out there and testing ourselves against the best young players in the world, and continuing our development as a side and as individuals.”

Hampshire’s Tom Prest has been selected as captain of the squad, with Warwickshire’s Jacob Bethell vice-captain.

FULL ENGLAND U19s SQUAD

Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)

Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire)

Sonny Baker (Somerset)

Nathan Barnwell (Surrey)

George Bell (Lancashire)

Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire, vice-captain)

Josh Boyden (Lancashire)

James Coles (Sussex)

Alex Horton (Glamorgan)

Will Luxton (Yorkshire)

Tom Prest (Hampshire, captain)

James Rew (Somerset)

James Sales (Northamptonshire)

Fateh Singh (Nottinghamshire)

George Thomas (Somerset)

Travelling reserves

Josh Baker (Worcestershire)

Ben Cliff (Yorkshire)