WORCESTERSHIRE'S Jack Haynes and Adam Finch have been called up to a Young Lions training camp from which England's under-19 team for a tour of Bangladesh will be selected.

Batsman Haynes and paceman Finch – both academy products – have been flown out to India as part of an 18-strong party to be based in Bangalore for 20 days.

Finch is now an established part of the under-19 set-up having made his debut during the 2017 season, featuring in the 2018 ICC World Cup and in the squad for last summer’s series against South Africa.

Haynes made his under-19s breakthrough against the Proteas.

Worcestershire academy coach Elliot Wilson said: “For 18 months Adam, and now Jack for the past six months, have been involved in England Young Lions cricket and this opportunity over the winter is a great one for the pair of them.

“With Adam I think it is a great opportunity to make sure come March time, as he joins up with the professional squad, that he is another one considered ready to play first team cricket.

“Jack has got a really challenging 12 months ahead of him. He has got A-levels to consider at Malvern College and he wants to push to be selected for the under-19 series over in Bangladesh.

“But through what we know about Jack, he has a really good chance of managing that really well while making sure his academic stuff and cricket flourishes at the same time.”

“It will be a different environment and different conditions in India, it will be an eye-opener for the pair of them.

“I spent four months of my gap year in India as an 18-year-old coaching and playing. I was based in Delhi but had some time in Chennai.

“Looking back now, it was an experience that ultimately shaped a lot of who I am. What you see at that age makes you appreciative of what you’ve got.

"For young lads to go to India and experience that will be game changing for them as cricketers but also as young adults.

“I wish them both the best of luck and hope they have a great time.

"There is a competitive tour to Bangladesh in February and of the lads who have gone to India, 15 will be taken on the tour so places are up for grabs.”

Young Lions: Kasey Aldridge (Somerset), George Balderson (Lancashire), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire), Jordan Cox (Kent), Tom Davis (Kent), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), George Hill (Yorkshire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire), Tom Lammonby (Somerset), Dominic Leech (Yorkshire), Jack Morley (Lancashire), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Will Smeed (Somerset), Jamie Smith (Surrey)