Nottinghamshire's Fateh Singh has been named in the England squad for the upcoming ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup.

The spin bowling all-rounder shone for the Green and Golds in 2021, taking 32 wickets across 13 matches for the county’s Academy whilst also averaging 25.89, including two fifties, with the bat.

The 17-year-old became a regular feature in the club’s Second XI, as well as earning first team recognition in the Royal London Cup, on his way to being named Academy Player of the Year.

Those performances earned him a place in England's Young Lions squad for series at home to West Indies and away to Sri Lanka. 

The World Cup 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.

"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," said U19 Head Coach Richard Dawson.

"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.

England Men’s U19 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)


England Men's U19 World Cup Fixtures

Sunday 16 January: England U19 v Bangladesh U19

Tuesday 18 January: England U19 v West Indies U19

Thursday 20 January: England U19 v UAE U19


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