Priyam Garg will lead India’s quest to defend the Below-19 World Cup after he was named crew captain for the biennial cricket event, to be performed in South Africa from January 17 to February 9.
The squad was introduced on Monday, a day after the nationwide junior choice committee — headed by Aashish Kapoor — met on the BCCI headquarters right here with Rahul Dravid — the pinnacle of cricket on the Nationwide Cricket Academy — as a particular invitee.
Garg’s group will hope to repeat the feat of Prithvi Shaw’s smashers who conquered the junior World Cup with Dravid as coach early in 2018. Garg could have UP team-mate Dhruv Chand Jurel as his deputy. Kartik Tyagi will full the UP triumvirate within the squad of 15.
Moreover UP, Mumbai will even have three of its promising cricketers within the squad. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who turned the youngest double-centurion in senior Checklist A cricket within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, will hope to hold his sensational run in South Africa. Atharva Ankolekar, the left-arm spinner who was the star of India’s U-19 Asia Cup triumph, and batsman Divyaansh Saxena, from the stables of Dilip Vengsarkar Basis, will hope to play the supporting position.
The squad, which sees illustration from eight associations, additionally consists of Divyansh Joshi, who has an attention-grabbing story. The all-rounder who’s from Larger Noida in UP and research in Dehradun in Uttarakhand was first noticed whereas batting for Mizoram within the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. He shall be hoping to kick-start the cricket revolution in Mizoram regardless of being one of many three visitor gamers within the north-eastern state’s under-19 crew.
The India Below-19 squad couldn’t have requested for a greater preparation than a bilateral collection in opposition to South Africa and a quadrangular collection that includes South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand’s Below-19 groups in South Africa simply forward of the event. Hyderabad’s C.T.L. Rakshan will journey with the squad for the pre-tournament assignments.
The squad: Priyam Garg (captain), Dhruv Chand Jurel (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Kartik Tyagi (all UP), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Atharva Ankolekar, Divyaansh Saxena (Mumbai), Tilak Varma (Hyderabad), Shashwat Rawat (Baroda), Divyansh Joshi (Mizoram), Shubhang Hegde, Vidyadhar Patil (each Karnataka), Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh (each Rajasthan), Kumar Kushagra (wicket-keeper), Sushant Mishra (each Jharkhand).