The Austria A-Team started in 2015 as as an extension to the SNASY Academy and to strengthen further our future National Team. It is coached and led by Oscar Wanigasekera, supported by Marcel Biersteker and Lulitha Wickramaarachchi . The aim is to select and develop around 20 exceptional young players, who have the potential to be key contributors to the National Teams of the future.
The players are selected based on trials held in the Spring and on performances for their clubs and in training and includes a balance of batsmen, keepers, fast and slow bowlers. As it is focused on the future, only players up to the age of 25 are eligible and selection will be based purely on ability and potential. As with the other SNASY initiatives, this program is supported by the ACA–OCV and will obviously include close working and collaboration with the Austrian National Team. The selected players have personalised development programs, train together regularly and play in fixtures that will provide appropriate levels of challenge.
We believe this is another great opportunity for Austria Cricket and for its young players!
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