The Australia U19 team presently consists of two Indian-origin sensations - Arjun Nair and Jason Sangha. They will be playing in Dubai a 4-match tri-series with New Zealand and Pakistan.
Arjun Nair, 17, was born to his parents after two years of their immigration to Australia from Kerala. His father was a hockey player but Nair showed his penchant towards cricket from an early age. Nair, an off break bowler debuted for the Australia U19 team in August last year, and demolishing England with a spell of 4/33. He also got to play First Grade cricket at the age of 15, thus becoming the youngest player to play Sydney first grade from a subcontinent background. Critics have even compared him with the great Shane Warne.
Jason Sangha, 16, is the youngest player of the squad. A classy No.3 batsman, Sangha is stylish and graceful yet powerful beyond his years. Greg Chappell has gone on record to say that he is one of the brightest batting talents to have come out of Australia in the recent past.
However, these players will not participate in the World Cup that is to be held from this month onwards in Bangladesh as the country has been suggested unsafe for travelling f or Australians by the cricket board.
The two talented lads, Arjun Nair and Jason Sangha, , the first two Indian-origin cricketers to play together for an Australian side are the two names we are likely to be hearing a lot more in the future!