Rockingham-Mandurah pair Teague Wyllie and Corey Wasley, and Scarborough’s Cooper Connolly earned selection in Australia’s 37-player training squad ahead of the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 tournament in the West Indies.

Graham Manou, Cricket Australia’s Head of National Development, is excited the nation’s best young players will have the chance to showcase their skills on the international stage.

“We’re pleased the ICC have confirmed the U19 Men’s World Cup for early next year and look forward to Australia taking part in the tournament,” Manou said.

“The past 18 months have been challenging on many fronts, but the collaboration between CA and the State and Territory Associations has ensured our players have had the support to continue their development on and off the field.

“As a collective, we have benefited immensely from strong development systems within each State and Territory and look forward to the opportunity of bringing our top U19 talent together in Adelaide ahead of the World Cup."

Wyllie has starred at the top of the order during the Alcohol.Think Again WA Premier Cricket First Grade season and is on track to finish atop Rockingham-Mandurah’s run-scoring chart for the second consecutive year.

The 17-year-old has notched up 224 runs at 44.8 including two half-centuries, after tallying 627 runs at 44.79 in 2020-21.

Wyllie – the brother of Perth Scorchers and Wester Fury all-rounder Georgie Wyllie -- also became one of the youngest players to score an A-grade century when he plundered 108 of 142 balls against University at the start of the 2020-21 season.

Wasley went one better than Wyllie, reaching three figures in a first grade match versus Mount Lawley in January, aged 15.

A hard-hitting middle-order batter, Wasley finished that season with 605 runs at 43.14, and boasts an eye-watering highest score of 265 off 149 balls in junior cricket.

WA Men’s rookie Connolly enjoyed a consistent top-tier campaign last season, tallying 571 runs at 40.79 to finish as Scarborough’s most prolific A-grade batsman.

Early in 2020, Connolly made history at the RAC SportWest Awards, becoming cricket’s first winner of the Hyundai Junior Sports Star award.

No stranger to thriving in the elite pathways system, Connolly claimed Player of the Final and Tournament honours during WA’s victorious Cricket Australia Under-17 National Championships campaign in October 2019.

He then starred for the Cricket Australia XI at the Under-19 National Championships, and subsequently earned selection in Australia’s squad for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, before COVID-19 intervened.

The trio of sandgropers will join the nation’s top cricketing prospects for a training camp in Adelaide in December, with a final squad of 15 players to be picked following practise games at Karen Rolton Oval on December 6, 7 and 9.

It is possible Wyllie, Wasley and Connolly won’t play in these hit-outs, given a second XI fixture between Western Australia and Tasmania is due to take place at the same time.

However, this won’t impact their chances of selection.