Two of Western Australia’s rising starts have been named in Cricket Australia’s upcoming National Performance Squad.
The squad will be based at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from May until early September, working with National Performance Program Head Coach Troy Cooley and High Performance Coaches and former Australian greats Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers.
Recent graduates of the program who have gone on to play for Australia include wicket-keeper Alex Carey, batsman Matthew Renshaw and WA all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.
UWA Bachelor of Commerce students Josh Phillipe and Cameron Green have been named in the squad, with both the opening batsman and medium pacer impressing over the last season, both in state competition and nationally.
Cameron came to national attention last year with bowling figures of 5-24 on his Shield debut against Tasmania.
Meanwhile Josh recently hit the England senior team for 88 in a Ashes warm-up game at the WACA in November.
Cricket Australia’s National Performance Program Head Coach, Troy Cooley, said:
“This is an incredible opportunity for these players to utilise the state-of-the-art facilities at the Bupa National Cricket Centre, and to fast-track their development as cricketers,” Cooley said.
“Our aim is to build on the work done within state systems, and continue to develop the skills and values required to get these young men ready for international cricket.
“We have worked hard with the State Talent Managers to identify a targeted, smaller core group of players, who have displayed the on-field and off-field qualities we all are looking for."
UWA Cricket Club’s David Moody will also join the squad for pace specific training in late August.
The program concludes in early September, with the squad set to compete against State teams in pre-season matches.
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