St Andrew's cricketer makes NZ squad

St Andrew's College cricketer Rhys Mariu has been named in the 18-strong squad today for a five-game one day series against Bangladesh l
Rhys Mariu will play for the New Zealand under-19 cricket team later this month at Lincoln's Bert Sutcliffe Oval later this month.
Rangiora and St Andrew's College cricketer Rhys Mariu has been named in the New Zealand under-19 cricket team for a five-game one day series against Bangladesh later this month. 

All five games will be played at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln over three weeks starting September 29, with the fifth one-dayer scheduled for October 13.

Head coach Paul Wiseman said he, along with assistants Graeme Aldridge and Adam Miles, had a strong talent pool from which to choose, making for an extremely tough selection process.

“The U19s programme is very much about development, so we are looking to give as many players as possible a taste of international cricket,” Wiseman said.

“The upcoming matches against Bangladesh are an important series and a chance for meaningful, competitive cricket.

"Our under-19 players are looking forward to a big season, culminating in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup early next year in South Africa.

“I’ve made it very clear to players not selected in this Bangladesh series that World Cup selection is far from locked in.

"We will be watching closely over the season, including National U19 Tournaments, before making our final selection calls for a touring squad to South Africa.”

The New Zealand under-19s tour South Africa to play Zimbabwe, India and South Africa in one-day games in early January before the pinnacle event of the year, the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, also held in South Africa, starting for New Zealand on January 18.

NZ U19 squad for Bangladesh: 
Conor Ansell (Auckland)
Adithya Ashok (Auckland)
Kristian Clarke (Northern Districts)
William Clarke (Central Districts)
Hayden Dickson (Northern Districts)
Joey Field (Central Districts)
David Hancock (Northern Districts)
Ryan Jackson (Wellington)
Fergus Lellman (Northern Districts)
Jock McKenzie (Auckland)
Rhys Mariu (Canterbury)
Ben Pomare (Northern Districts)
Tim Pringle (Northern Districts)
Quinn Sunde (Auckland)
Jesse Tashkoff (Wellington)
Devan Vishvaka (Wellington)
Ollie White (Northern Districts)
Thomas Zorhab (Central Districts)

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