Hamidullah Qadri, Ben Charlesworth in England Young Lions squad

England named spinner Hamidullah Qadri, born in Afghanistan, from Derbyshire in his squad of 18 Young Lions lions for winter training camps in the United Kingdom and India.

Qadri, 17, became the first player in the county to be born in the 21st century, taking 5 for 60 in Derbyshire's debut against Glamorgan, and then made his first appearances in the U-19s England.

The team, led by Young Lions coach Jon Lewis, also includes the off-road Ben Charlesworth, who finished the season with a strong impression on the first team of Gloucestershire.

Players will participate in a 20-day camp in Bangalore as part of their preparations for a tour of Bangladesh early next year, covering all three formats. A squadron of 15 men will take the name of Bangladesh when the time comes.

"It is a group of players with great potential and I am excited about the prospect of working with this team and the challenging conditions that India will present." Lewis said. "I think it's one of the best parts of the job, to be able to provide an experience that adds value in addition to what players normally receive in their counties."

"This year it's been very nice to see Harry Brook, Will. Jacks, Dillon Pennington and Ethan Bamber went on to represent us in the World Cup last year to impress in their county the first XI.

"I know that having talked with them, they felt that their time with the Young Lions improved them as players and that's all, an example of the value our path can add to young players."

"I reminded this squad that not so long ago that Sam Curran and Ollie Pope were sitting in the same seats as them. Both showed the characteristics of the players who wanted to become international cricketers and their speed of promotion, as it has been a testament to their hard work. I am eager to develop this group so you can start your own journey on that path. "

Squad of Young Lions of England: Kasey Aldridge (Somerset), George Balderson (Lancashire), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire) ), Jordan Cox (Kent), Tom Davis (Kent), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), George Hill (Yorkshire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire)) , Tom Lammonby (Somerset), Dominic Leech (Yorkshire), Jack Morley (Lancashire), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Will Smeed (Somerset), Jamie Smith (Surrey)

source:- espncricinfo.com

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