Prithvi Shaw excluded from Indian squad for U-19 Asia Cup

“The selectors were of the opinion that 17-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who recently scored a century (154) in the Duleep Trophy final, should play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy,” said the BCCI in a statement.

Prithvi Shaw recently became the second-youngest batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score a hundred on debut in Duleep Trophy.   -  R.V. Moorthy

Prithvi Shaw wasn't part of the 15-member India U-19 squad for the Under-19 Asia Cup to be played in Malaysia from November 9-20.

Shaw had captained the India U-19 side during the limited overs series on the England tour in August.

“The selectors were of the opinion that 17-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who recently scored a century (154) in the Duleep Trophy final, should play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy,” said the BCCI in a statement.

Shaw, who hit a hundred on first-class debut in last year’s Ranji final between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, also struck a match-winning century in the Duleep Trophy final last month.

Himanshu Rana will captain the U-19 squad in Shaw’s absence.

The tournament was supposed to take place in India but Pakistan objected to travelling to the neighbouring country, citing security concerns

Squad: Himanshu Rana (captain), Abhishek Sharma (vice captain), Atharva Taide, Manjot Kalra, Salman Khan, Anuj Rawat, Harvik Desai, Riyan Parag, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Tanush Kotian, Darshan Nalkande, Vivekanand Tiwary, Aditya Thakare, Mandeep Singh.

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