Yashasvi Jaiswal makes it to U-19 World Cup 2020

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 2, 2019

Priyam Garg, the Uttar Pradesh batsman will lead India during the Under-19 World Cup that will be held in South Africa in January-February 2020 while his UP teammate Dhruv Chand Jurel, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has been named his deputy in the 15-member squad.

The squad: Priyam Garg (captain), Dhruv Chand Jurel (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Kartik Tyagi (all UP), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Atharva Ankolekar, Divyaansh Saxena (Mumbai), Tilak Varma (Hyderabad), Shashwat Rawat (Baroda), Divyansh Joshi (Mizoram), Shubhang Hegde, Vidyadhar Patil (both Karnataka), Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh (both Rajasthan), Kumar Kushagra (wicket-keeper), Sushant Mishra (both Jharkhand). He has played 15 List A matches and 11 T20s.

Besides UP, Mumbai will also have three of its promising cricketers in the squad. He hit a 74 within the remaining towards India B final month.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saksena, who were amongst the top five run-getters in the tri-series, have been named in the squad.

The squad was announced on Monday, a day after the national junior selection committee - headed by Aashish Kapoor - met at the BCCI headquarters here with Rahul Dravid - the head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy - as a special invitee.

Under Prithvi Shaw's might, India won the 2018 edition of the tournament to declare the fourth U-19 World Cup title after defeating Australia with eight wickets in the final in New Zealand. We have got batting all the way down to seven-eight-nine. "We have got spinners, if conditions suit". India Under-19 are placed in Group A and will be going to begin their campaign from 9th of January against Sri Lanka followed by New Zealand and Japan. There are four groups with 16 teams in all and the top two sides from each will qualify for the Super League stage. In this series, all the World Cup team players will play along with CTL Rakshan, who is not in the World Cup squad.

The junior selection committee also picked a squad of 16 that will tour South Africa just before the World Cup for a bilateral series of three one-dayers with the hosts and a quadrangular series also featuring New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

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