CAPTAIN Harry Brook was dropped by England Under-19s for the final match of their World Cup campaign against New Zealand due to disciplinary reasons.

The 18-year-old Yorkshire batsman from Burley-in-Wharfedale sat out England's 32-run win over host nation New Zealand in Queenstown today, with Will Jacks leading the side in his absence.

According to the International Cricket Council, the England camp confirmed that Brook's omission was for "a disciplinary matter," but the ECB are yet to disclose the reason.

Brook had been averaging 119.5 in the Under-19 World Cup with 239 runs in five innings, including one century and two half-centuries.

However, he could not prevent England from being knocked out by Australia in the Super League quarter-finals, with today's win over New Zealand coming in the play-off for seventh place.

Speaking after the match, coach Jon Lewis said: “Harry missed the match because he broke a team rule, so we decided to leave him out and deal with it internally. We’ll let you know if anything happens after that.

“The team exists and the rules apply to everyone so the captain breaks the rule and he missed the game. If rules are broken then disciplinary action sometimes needs to be taken.”