Everyone at the Bulldog kennel wishes Brad Simpson "all the best" as a member of the Australia Under 16 squad to compete in a six-match Under 16 International Series against Pakistan in Melbourne this month.
The squad will play five 50-over matches and one Twenty 20 match between April 17 and April 27 at the state-of-the-art Junction Oval complex.
Players were selected following the 2016 School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship, with the majority of the squad forming the Cricket Australia XI that competed at the Cricket Australia Under 17 National Championships in October.
The chance for the team to play against international opposition will be a fantastic learning experience, according to CA Pathways Manager Graham Manou.
“This series provides the boys with a really good opportunity to test their skills against an international opponent, and particularly a subcontinent team, albeit in our own conditions,” Manou said.
“In hosting these sorts of series and playing in these series, it’s really about accelerating that development process. Not many sports offer international exposure at this age level.”
Australia Under 16s Series v Pakistan - Fixtures
April 17 - 1st Youth ODI
April 19 - 2nd Youth ODI
April 21 - 3rd Youth ODI
April 24 - 4th Youth ODI
April 26 - 5th Youth ODI
April 27 - 1st Youth T20