The 13-player squad is packed with talent this year including two Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors and five returning players from last season’s winning team.

Leading the WA side is Willetton paceman Aaron Hardie, who impressed the international cricketing community after claiming the wicket of England captain Joe Root in the first Tour match in Perth.

Warriors quick Cam Green was named vice-captain, while assistant Stewart Walters will coach the side.

“The team is really well balanced this year, similar to last year, three decent spinners to use and everyone bats,” said Walters.

“Aaron Hardie was a stand out last year from early on.

“It was a no-brainer to make him captain, he takes control on the field, his communication with the boys is outstanding and he’s performing well.

“Cam Green is also a natural leader; every player will follow him.

“Unfortunately, his body will be the biggest issue… like all young bowlers, but once he’s on the park there’s no stopping him. He will play Test cricket no don’t about that.

“Jayden Goodwin is an Under-16’s player and was the third highest run scorer at the Under-17 Championships, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do.

“This competition is a great opportunity for the players to prove themselves.

“We are ready to come out and win this like we did last year.”

The National Under-19 Championships will be played in Hobart and Launceston from December 4 to 15.

Western Australia U19 Squad: Aaron Hardie ©, Cameron Green (vc), Charlie Cassell, Joshua Chojnowski, Adam France, Jayden Goodwin, Bradley Hope, Bryce Jackson, Tom May, Hamish McKenzie, Cody Rose, Matthew Spoors, Emile Van Der Merwe