Prithvi Shaw to lead India in U-19 World Cup

India is the joint-most successful team in the history of the tournament with Australia having won the title thrice. In the last edition of the tournament in 2016 held in Bangladesh, India lost the final to West Indies.

Prithivi Shaw will lead India in the U-19 World Cup.   -  PTI

Prithvi Shaw will lead a 15-member squad for the upcoming U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. The 16-team event will commence on January 13 and will culminate on February 3, 2018.

India is the joint-most successful team in the history of the tournament with Australia having won the title thrice. In the last edition of the tournament in 2016 held in Bangladesh, India lost the final to West Indies.

A preparatory camp will be held in Bengaluru from December 8 to 22. Mumbai's Shaw and Bengal's Porel have been permitted to join their respective Ranji Trophy sides for the quarterfinal stage and will join the camp on 12th December.

The selection committee has also named five players, who will be on standby.

The 18-year-old Shaw has been a prolific run getter for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, and the BCCI’s decision to release him for the quarter-finals, will strengthen the Mumbai team that will be without Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer (all selected for the ODI series against Sri Lanka) and fast bowler Shardul Thakur who injured his bowling hand shoulder in the last league match against Tripura and has been ruled out for three weeks.

Porel has played two Ranji Trophy matches for Bengal and he has taken ten wickets, against Punjab and Vidarbha.

Squad: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Harvik Desai (wicket-keeper), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh and Pankaj Yadav.

Standby players: Om Bhosle, Rahul Chahar, Ninad Rathva, Urvil Patel and Aditya Thakare.

 

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