U-19 World Cup 2020: India Announce Squad, Priyam Garg to Lead
Priyam Garg will lead the side while his Uttar Pradesh teammate wicket-keeper Dhruv Chand Jurel will be his deputy.
The BCCI on Monday named India’s squad for the upcoming U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 to be played in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February.
The 13th edition of the World Cup will be played between 16 teams, split into four groups.
India are placed in Group A with first-time qualifier Japan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The top two teams from each group will then qualify for the Super League stage.
Priyam Garg has been named captain for the side while Uttar Pradesh teammate wicket-keeper Dhruv Chand Jurel will be his deputy.
The 19-year-old Garg, a right handed top-order batsman, has a first-class double hundred and a List A century to his name.
He was a part of the India C team that finished runner-up in the Deodhar Trophy. He hit a 74 in the final against India B last month.
India are the most successful team having won four titles till date, including in 2018, when they beat Australia by eight wickets in the final and remained unbeaten in the tournament.
Australia have won the trophy three times, Pakistan have won it twice while England, South Africa and the West Indies have won once each.
South Africa, hosts in 1998 and champions in 2014, play their opening match at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on January 17.
The JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom will be hosting two Super League quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final.
The top 11 full members in the last edition in New Zealand and the five regional champions, who have qualified for the event, will also play warm-up matches from January 12-15 in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Ahead of the World Cup, the team will travel to South Africa for three one-day matches against South Africa followed by a Quadrangular Series featuring South Africa, India, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.
India U-19 Squad for World Cup
- Yashasvi Jaiswal (MCA), Tilak Varma (Hyderabad CA), Divyaansh Saxena (MCA), Priyam Garg (Captain) (UPCA), Dhruv Chand Jurel (vice-captain & wicket-keeper) (UPCA), Shashwat Rawat (Baroda CA), Divyansh Joshi (CA Mizoram), Shubhang Hegde (KSCA), Ravi Bishnoi (RCA), Akash Singh (RCA), Kartik Tyagi (UPCA), Atharva Ankolekar (MCA), Kumar Kushagra (wicket-keeper) (JSCA), Sushant Mishra (JSCA), Vidyadhar Patil (KSCA)
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