Teams ready to go for BBL Pathways match
Date of Event : Wed Jan 3, 2018 8:13AM
World Cup squad member Param Uppal starred in last year's match // Brody Grogan

Two teams of Australia's best Under 19 cricketers will face off in the BBL Pathways Curtain Raiser at The Gabba on January 5.

The match will see the Ponting XI - made up of 11 members of the World Cup squad - play the Gilchrist XI - which features three members of the World Cup squad, plus eight players who recently represented Australia Under 19s against Pakistan in Melbourne.

It will be played ahead of the Brisbane Heat's home game against the Perth Scorchers.

The match will commence at 12.15pm local time, and will be live-streamed and free to view via and the Cricket Australia Live App.

This is the second year of the match, which was played at the SCG in 2017.

In the inaugural contest, the Ponting XI beat the Gilchrist XI in a final-over thriller.

World Cup squad vice-captain Will Sutherland was the final-over hero, while Jack Edwards and Jason Sangha also impressed in the win against a Gilchrist XI which had strong performances from Param Uppal and now Victorian Bushranger Will Pucovski.

Ponting XI

Xavier Bartlett (Queensland)
Max Bryant (Queensland)
Jack Edwards (New South Wales)
Zak Evans (Victoria)
Baxter Holt (New South Wales)
Nathan McSweeney (Queensland)
Jonathan Merlo (Victoria)
Lloyd Pope (South Australia)
Jason Sangha (New South Wales)
Will Sutherland (Victoria)
Param Uppal (New South Wales)

Coach: Ryan Harris

Assistant Coach: Dan Marsh

Gilchrist XI

Blake Edwards (Queensland)
Jarrod Freeman (Tasmania)
Cameron Green (Western Australia)
Aaron Hardie (Western Australia)
Ryan Hackney (New South Wales)
Brad Hope (Western Australia)
Jason Ralston (New South Wales)
Patrick Rowe (Victoria)
Matthew Spoors (Western Australia)
Austin Waugh (New South Wales)
Jack White (Tasmania)

Coach: Ashley Noffke

Assistant Coach: Andy Bichel

Last updated: Saturday February 10, 2018 8:34PM