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Barbados-born Jacob Bethell to captain England Under-19s against West Indies

Barbados-born Jacob Bethell to captain England Under-19s against West Indies

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Warwickshire allrounder will split captaincy duties with Hampshire batter Tom Prest

Jacob Bethell was born and raised in Barbados but is set to make his Under-19 international debut against West Indies this week, after being named as one of England’s captains for a six-match one-day series.
Bethell, a spin-bowling allrounder, grew up in the Caribbean and studied at both Harrison College in Barbados and Rugby School in the UK. He quickly became part of Warwickshire’s age-group system, signing a professional deal with them at the start of this year and has since made first-team debuts in both the T20 Blast and Royal London Cup.
Bethell will split the captaincy duties with Tom Prest, the Hampshire batter who made 303 in the Second XI Championship earlier this summer and top-scored in last week’s dramatic Blast quarter-final win against Nottinghamshire.

England’s Under-19s have not played since they won the plate at the World Cup in January-February 2020 and this series will be their first under Richard Dawson, who was appointed as the ECB’s elite performance pathway coach earlier this year.

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