Michael Vaughan’s son Archie Vaughan set for U-19 test debut

Archie Vaughan, the 18-year-old son of former England captain Michael Vaughan, is poised to make his Under-19 Test debut against Sri Lanka next week. He has been included in a 14-man squad that features several other players with well-known family ties, such as Rocky Flintoff, Farhan Ahmed, and Jaydn Denly.

Vaughan, who excels as a top-order batter and offspinner, recently signed his first professional contract with Somerset. He has been part of Somerset’s academy at Taunton since 2020, reflecting his steady progress and commitment to the sport.

Vaughan and Flintoff Following in Their Fathers’ Footsteps

Although Archie Vaughan has yet to debut for Somerset’s first team, he impressed at the age-group level last week by scoring 85 runs from 83 balls for a Young Lions Invitational XI in a warm-up match against the England U19 ODI squad, where Rocky Flintoff top-scored with 106.

Vaughan and Flintoff’s fathers, Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff, played together in 48 Tests between 1999 and 2008. Now, their sons are set to form their own partnership at the age-group level in two upcoming Tests, at Wormsley on July 8-11, and Cheltenham on July 16-19.

Team captain Hamza Shaikh on the opportunity

The team will be led by Hamza Shaikh, who played in two Youth Tests against Australia last year and is scheduled to face the touring West Indies in a Test warm-up match at Beckenham this week.

Shaikh has also frequently captained Warwickshire’s second XI this summer, where he has led players such as Chris Woakes, Liam Norwell, and Jake Lintott.

“They’ve helped me and given me more confidence in my leadership on and off the field, advising on bowling options and field placements,” Shaikh told Warwickshire’s website.

“I like to think I’m a fairly calm guy and captaincy doesn’t faze me. I’m looking forward to the challenge and hopefully coming away with a series win.”

Here’s the England U19 squad:

As Michael Vaughan’s son Archie Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff’s son Rocky Flintoff set for U-19 test debut, here’s the squad for England U19s.

Squad: Hamza Shaikh (Warwickshire, capt), Farhan Ahmed (Nottinghamshire), Charlie Brand (Lancashire), Jack Carney (unattached), Jaydn Denly (Kent), Rocky Flintoff (Lancashire), Kesh Fonseka (Lancashire), Alex French (Surrey), Alex Green (Leicestershire), Eddie Jack (Hampshire), Freddie McCann (Nottinghamshire), Harry Moore (Derbyshire), Noah Thain (Essex), Archie Vaughan (Somerset).

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