London: Harry Brook, the right-hand batsman, will lead the 15-man England squad in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday.
A majority of players that have been named for the World Cup recently toured South Africa for a tri-nation U-19 tournament, also featuring Namibia, where England lost to the home side in the final on Sunday.
England will mostly rely on Brook, Liam Banks, Savin Perera, Tom Banton and Will Jacks to score the bulk of the of runs up the order, while Fin Trenouth, Tom Scriven, the allrounder, and Prem Sisodiya will be expected to provide late firepower.
Meanwhile, the bowling attack will be led by Roman Walker, the right-arm pacer, and comprises Ethan Bamber, Dillon Pennington and Adam Finch.
England U19 squad: Harry Brook (capt), Ethan Bamber, Liam Banks, Tom Banton (wk), Jack Davies (wk), Adam Finch, Luke Hollman, Will Jacks, Tom Lammonby, Dillon Pennington, Savin Perera, Prem Sisodiya, Tom Scriven, Fin Trenouth, Roman Walker.
Jon Lewis, the former England seamer, who will be England's head coach for the World Cup said: "I've been receiving regular reports of the team's progress in South Africa from Richard Dawson and the other coaches, and I'm really looking forward to joining the squad ahead of the World Cup."
The 16-team event will be held from January 13 to February 3, 2018, and England, who is drawn in Group C along with Bangladesh and Canada, will play its first game against Namibia on January 15.