Australia’s teenage fast bowler, Ben McDermott son of yesteryear tearaway pacer Craig said he learnt a lot from his experience for ‘playing for Prime Minister’s 11 against England.


McDermott said he was exited to play in Sri Lanka as a warm up and then try to help Australia go one better than their runners-up finish in the 2012 campaign.


Cricket Australia has announced a 15-member Australia squad ahead of next month’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, beginning on February 14 in the United Arab Emirates.


Australia will compete in Group B of the tournament against Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Namibia, with the top two teams progressing to the Super League quarter-finals.