India have announced the 15-member squad for next year’s Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. Uttar Pradesh’s Priyam Garg will lead the Indian team in the tournament that will be held in South Africa. The All-India Junior Selection Committee held a meeting on Sunday, where they selected the team for the upcoming tournament that is to be held from January 17 to February 9.

The 19-year-old Garg has a first-class double hundred and a century in a List A match. Garg played for the India C team, which finished as a runner-up in the Deodhar Trophy.

The ICC under-19 World Cup 2020 is the 13th edition of the tournament and it will be played among 16 teams, who have been divided into four groups.

India are in Group A with New Zealand, Japan, and Sri Lanka. The best two teams will be able to qualify for the knockout stage. Having won four titles, India are the most successful side of the tournament. In 2018, India defeated Australia by eight wickets to lift the title.

Ahead of the World Cup, the India U-19 squad will have a tour to South Africa, where the young team will play three ODIs against South Africa’s U-19 side.

Indian squad for U-19 World Cup: Priyam Garg (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyaansh Saxena, Dhruv Chand Jurel (vice-captain & wk), Shashwat Rawat, Divyansh Joshi, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil.

India U-19 squad for the tour of South Africa: Priyam Garg (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyaansh Saxena, Dhruv Chand Jurel (vice-captain & wk), Shashwat Rawat, Divyansh Joshi, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil, CTL Rakshan.

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