Vaughan and Flintoff’s sons could make their Under-19 debuts together for England

Fifteen years after England duo Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff ended their Test careers, their sons are expected to begin their journey in the traditional format at the age-group level with two Tests against Sri Lanka.

Archie Vaughan, the son of former Ashes-winning England captain Vaughan, was on Tuesday named in a 14-man squad that also includes 16-year-old Rocky Flintoff, who has already made his international debut in youth one-dayers. The family ties in the team are evident.

Farhan Ahmed, brother of current England leg-spinner Rehan, and Jayden Denly, the 17-year-old nephew of former England batsman Joe Denly, have also been included in the squad. Archie, 18, a top-order batsman and off-spinner, represented Somerset in his first professional contract earlier this season. He has been part of the county’s academy structure at Taunton since 2020.

Archie, however, is yet to play for Somerset’s top team. At age group level, he caught everyone’s attention last week when he scored 85 off 83 balls for a Young Lions Invitational XI in a practice match against an England Under-19 one-day team.

Right-handed all-rounder Rocky was the top scorer for England with 106 runs. Vaughan and Flintoff played 48 Test matches together between 1999 and 2008. The England Under-19 team will face Sri Lanka Under-19 in two Test matches from July 8 to 11 at Wormsley and from July 16 to 19 at Cheltenham.

England Under-19 squad: Hamza Sheikh (captain), Farhan Ahmed, Charlie Brand, Jack Carney, Jayden Denly, Rocky Flintoff, Kesh Fonseca, Alex French, Alex Green, Eddie Jack, Freddie McCann, Harry Moore, Noah Thain and Archie Vaughan.

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