Sydney Sixers young gun Kate Pelle has today been named by Cricket Australia in the Australian squad for the multi-format Under-19 series in Sri Lanka, beginning next month.
The Youth Selection Panel worked with State Talent Managers to select a 15-player squad that will take part in a tri-series with Sri Lanka and England.
The squad was selected following the Lanning vs Perry Series and U19 National Championships last year and will provide players with an opportunity to prepare ahead of the 2025 ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in Malaysia.
The Australian team will be coached by former Australian cricketer and Cricket Australia National Development Lead Kristen Beams.
Sydney Sixers WBBL assistant Jenny Gunn also joins the squad as an assistant coach.
Australia will play four T20s, with the first on March 28, before two One-Day matches in April.
Sonya Thompson, Cricket Australia Head of National Development, said:
“The tri-series in Sri Lanka gives our Under-19 Squad a great development opportunity as we begin our preparation for the T20 World Cup next year.”
“The tour will give our best young cricketers the chance to play in overseas conditions against Sri Lanka and England which will provide them with a great learning experience.”
Kristen Beams, Australian Women’s Under 19 head coach, said:
“The series in Sri Lanka will give the squad the chance to play in a multi-format series and challenge them to adapt to different conditions.
“The T20 matches will provide the squad with a great development opportunity ahead of the Under-19 T20 World Cup and we're also excited about the 50-over matches.
“We are also looking to give players a chance to develop their leadership skills across the series.”
Australian U19 Women’s Squad
Amy Hunter (ACT / Atherton Cricket Club)
Amy Smith (TAS / New Town Cricket Club)
Bonnie Berry (QLD / Emerald Brothers Cricket Club)
Eleanor Larosa (SA / Glenelg District Cricket Club)
Grace Lyons (ACT / Weston Creek Cricket Club)
Hasrat Gill (VIC / Melbourne Cricket Club)
Ines McKeon (WA / Midland Guildford Cricket Club)
Juliette Morton (NSW / St George Sutherland Cricket Club)
Kate Pelle (NSW / Parramatta Cricket Club)
Lucy Finn (NSW / St George Sutherland Cricket Club)
Lucy Hamilton (QLD / Sunshine Coast Cricket Club)
Maggie Clark (SA / West Torrens District Cricket Club)
Samara Dulvin (VIC / Ringwood Cricket Club)
Sienna Eve (NSW / Newcastle Cricket Club)
Tegan Williamson (WA / Wanneroo District Cricket Club)
Coach: Kristen Beams
Assistant Coach: Jenny Gunn
Assistant Coach: Lachlan Stevens
2024 Australian Women’s Under-19 Tour of Sri Lanka
March 28: Sri Lanka v Australia
March 29: Australia v England
March 30: Sri Lanka v England
April 1: Sri Lanka v Australia
April 2: Australia v England
April 3: England v Sri Lanka
April 5: Sri Lanka v Australia
April 7: Australia v England
April 9: Sri Lanka v England