Prithvi Shaw will join the preparatory camp in Bengaluru from December 12    AFP
Prithvi Shaw will join the preparatory camp in Bengaluru from December 12 AFP

StarSports’ tagline for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup, in early 2018, is Champions are born here. Rightly so, this is the platform wherein younger generation express themselves and show their talents to the cricketing world in a major event. It serves as a dress rehearsal ahead of the challenges that lies ahead in international arena.

The 12th edition of U-19 World Cup (to be held in New Zealand) will commence from February 13, 2018. Meanwhile, runners-up (and joint most successful team in tournament’s history), India have announced a 15-member squad. Prithvi Shaw, the 18-year-old, has been named captain, and will be striving hard to claim the title for the country for the fourth time.

India U-19 team:

Prithvi Shaw (c), Shubman Gill (vc), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wk), Harvik Desai (wk), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav

List of standby players

Om Bhosle

Rahul Chahar

Ninad Rathva

Urvil Patel

Aditya Thakare

A preparatory camp will be held in Bengaluru from Dec 8-22, 2017. 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.

Rahul Dravid-coached India are placed in Group B alongside Zimbabwe, Australia and Papua New Guinea. India open their campaign against Australia on February 14.