Defending champions India begin their marketing campaign in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ICC U19 cricket World Cup at Bloemfontein, South Africa on Sunday. The U19 World Cup has all the time been a launching pad for younger Indian cricketers aspiring to make it large later on the worldwide degree. The 2020 version of the U19 World Cup too guarantees one thing comparable with 15 of the nation’s greatest younger skills aiming to convey the cup residence for the fifth time.
Here’s a nearer have a look at India’s U19 World Cup squad
Priyam Garg (c)
Role: Middle-order batsman
The 19-year-previous proper-handed center-order batsman Priyam Garg will lead India’s marketing campaign on the U19 World Cup. Garg, who grew up in a small city close to Meerut, began making the mark whereas enjoying for U-14 and U-16 Uttar Pradesh groups. When he was all of 12, he struck a half-century in his first season for the Uttar Pradesh U-14 team. Garg grew among the many ranks and was in rivalry for the U-19 World Cup-bound cricket team even again in 2018. But due to a slew of poor performances, he was ultimately not included within the squad. The batsman didn’t lose hope and went on to make a direct mark on his Ranji Trophy debut, scoring a ton in opposition to Goa for Uttar Pradesh. In 12 first-class matches to this point, Garg has 867 runs, with two centuries, at an incredible common of 66.69. His highest rating is 206. In 15 List A matches, Garg has 539 runs with one century. At the IPL Auctions, he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore.
Yashasvi Jaiswal enjoying for Mumbai
Role: Top-order batsman, leg-spinner
Not too way back Yashasvi Jaiswal had to promote panipuri to make a dwelling in Mumbai. He moved to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh when he was 11-year-previous to pursue goals of changing into a cricketer. But he had to stay in a tent within the metropolis and do menial jobs to make a dwelling. The 17-year-previous from Suriya village in Uttar Pradesh displayed stellar kind this season for Mumbai within the home season. In the distinguished Vijay Hazare Trophy in September-October, the fitting-hander struck 203 off 154 balls, together with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries, to turn out to be the youngest batsman to hit a double hundred in List A cricket. He struck one other ton in opposition to Afghanistan U19 in Lucknow final 12 months, which earned him a spot in India’s squad. He tallied a formidable 564 runs at a mean of 112.80 with three tons of and a fifty throughout this season. He was purchased by Rs 2.Four crore by Rajasthan Royals on the public sale.
Role: Middle-order batsman
The 17-year-previous Tilak Varma from Hyderabad lately gained recognition after he struck a century in opposition to Pakistan within the U19 Asia Cup quarterfinal in September final 12 months. He adopted it up with one other ton for India B in opposition to India C within the U-19 One-Day Challenger Trophy match. The left-hander has educated underneath coach Salay Bayash on the Legala Cricket Academy since he was 10. In an interview with Sportstar, Bayash claimed that Tilak scored 460 runs with two centuries and two fifties in a South Zone U-14 grade match. Tilak made his Ranji Trophy debut in opposition to Andhra final season at Vizianagaram, however he failed to shine with the bat. But he was spectacular within the lately concluded collection in opposition to Afghanistan U19 and South Africa U19, the place he contributed with each bat and ball.
Role: Left-handed bat
The 18-year-previous Divyaansh Saxena has been a common for India U19 team since final 12 months. The left-hander hammered a ton within the 4-day Test match in opposition to South Africa in February final 12 months. Later, within the tri-collection last in opposition to Bangladesh U19, Saxena scored a brisk fifty to assist his facet to the title win. He scored one other half-century within the Youth ODI in opposition to South Africa final month, the place he remained unbeaten on 86. He adopted it up with an unbeaten 128 in opposition to Zimbabwe U19 final week.
Dhruv Chand Jurel
The 18-year-previous wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Chand Jurel is the son of a Kargil war veteran who served within the Indian Arm within the Jat Regiment, Nem Singh Jurel. The batsman led India within the U-19 Youth Asia Cup in Colombo final 12 months. He made a title for himself after he smashed a brisk 59 within the tri-nation event last at Hove in England in opposition to Bangladesh, and helped his facet chase down a complete of 262. As a 14-year-previous, Jurel made headlines when he scored a 21-ball 100 in a native T20 match in Agra. In his debut season for Uttar Pradesh within the Cooch Behar Trophy in 2018, he smashed 736 runs in 11 matches at a mean of 61.33. He lately additionally scored a half-century within the Youth ODI in opposition to South Africa U19 team this month.
Atharva Ankolekar celebrates with Dhruv Jurel
Role: Left-handed batsman, proper-arm medium-quick bowler
The 18-year-previous Shashwat Rawat made his debut for India U19 team final 12 months on the U19 Asia Cup. He had beforehand captained Baroda’s U19 team within the Cooch Behar Trophy and the U19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy. He made his debut for Baroda U19 team in 2018. The Uttarakhand cricketer earned the highlight when he scored a half-century within the Youth ODI match for India U19 in opposition to Afghanistan in Lucknow in November to assist his facet to a win. He was named the participant of the match for his efficiency.
Role: Left-handed bat, proper-arm quick medium
A final-minute addition to India’s squad within the U19 World Cup, all-rounder Siddhesh Veer was drafted into the facet in place of injured Divyansh Joshi, who was dominated out with a dislocated proper shoulder. Veer, who comes from Maharashtra, performed within the quadrangular one-day collection involving New Zealand and South Africa U19 groups earlier than the World Cup. He scored 71 in India’s win over New Zealand opening the batting and then hit 48* within the last in opposition to South Africa batting at No.6 on Thursday, which India gained by 69 runs. He additionally picked up a wicket in that sport.
Role: Left-arm spinner
Shubhang Hegde made a title for himself when he was roped in by Belagavi Panthers in Karnataka Premier League in 2017, on the age of 17. The left-arm spinner has to this point picked up 15 wickets in 21 matches within the event. Hegde, who hails from Bengaluru, has performed 1 first-class match and 4 List A one-day matches in his profession. He has additionally represented India in 12 Youth ODIs, during which he has picked 19 wickets in 12 matches at a mean of 20.42 and an economic system fee of 3.80.
Role: Right-arm leg-break
The proper-arm leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been a common for Rajasthan’s home team. In 4 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy video games for Rajasthan within the 2018 season, Bishnoi has taken 4 wickets at a mean of 19.75. He performed solely two video games final 12 months and returned with two wickets. The lanky bowler additionally possesses hitting talents decrease down the order. He smashed useful 22 runs within the Syed Mushtaq semifinal match in opposition to Tamil Nadu. He performed 5 Vijay Hazare matches for Rajasthan final 12 months, during which he picked up seven wickets. He was included in India A’s squad within the Deodhar Trophy, however he solely performed one match within the collection, during which he picked up one wicket. He has performed 7 matches for India’s U19 team, during which he has picked up 12 wickets at an economic system of 4.37. He was purchased by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore on the auctions this 12 months.
Role: Left-arm quick bowler
The 17-year-previous Akash Singh, who hails from Bharatpur, Rajasthan, has garnered consideration since he picked three wickets within the U19 Asia Cup last in August final 12 months, in opposition to Bangladesh to assist his facet defend a meager complete of 106. The left-arm went on to turn out to be a common for India U19 in Youth ODIs since then. He made his T20 debut for Rajasthan in November at Syed Mushtaq Ali event, during which he picked up two wickets for 26 runs in his 4 overs.
Role: Right-arm quick bowler
The tall proper-arm seamer Kartik Tyagi, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, made it to India’s U19 team final 12 months and made his debut within the tri-collection in England. He made his debut for Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy team within the 2017-18 season on the age of 17, after a collection of spectacular performances within the U19 Cooch Behar Trophy. In the tri-collection, he picked up 9 wickets in 5 matches. Against Afghanistan U-19 in Lucknow final 12 months, Tyagi returned with six wickets in three matches. He was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.Three crore on the IPL Auctions.
Role: Left-arm spinner
Atharva Ankolekar gained recognition after he picked up a fifer within the U19 Asia Cup last in opposition to Bangladesh to assist his facet defend the meagre complete of 106 final 12 months. Ankolekar completed with figures of 5/28 as India gained the match by 5 runs to clinch the title. He completed the event as the best wicket-taker with 12 wickets. So far, in his profession, the bowler has performed 10 Youth ODIs, during which he has taken 27 wickets at a mean of 9.51 and an economic system fee of 3.04.
Kumar Kushagra has been included within the squad because the again-up keeper. The proper-handed batsman has performed 9 Youth ODIs in his profession to this point, during which he has amassed 152 runs, at a mean of 25.33, in accordance to Wisden.
Role: Left-arm quick bowler
The 19-year-previous quick bowler from Jharkhand Sushant Mishra caught the attention of the selectors along with his efficiency within the junior home tournaments. The left-arm seamer has performed 13 Youth ODIs for India to this point, during which he has taken 29 wickets at a mean of 16.10 and an economic system fee of 4.54.
Role: Right-arm medium-quick bowler
Vidyadhar Patil made his debut for India U19 team within the tri-collection in England final 12 months. The proper-arm, later, was picked up by Hubli Tigers within the Karnataka Premier League final season, during which he returned with 5 wickets in three video games. He has been a common in Youth ODIs for India, since final July, and lately picked up two wickets in opposition to New Zealand U19 to assist his facet to a win.
India U19 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), Siddhesh Veer (MAHCA) 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)