New Delhi: The much-awaited U19 World Cup is set to kick off in the Caribbean on January 14 with hosts West Indies taking on Australia at Guyana.
India kick off their campaign against South Africa, set to start at 730 PM IST on January 15 at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
India are pooled in Group B alongside South Africa, Ireland and Uganda.
India’s fixtures :
15 January vs South Africa U19, Guyana
19 January vs Ireland U19, Tarouba
22 January vs Uganda U19, Tarouba
India are the most successful team in the history of the tournament, having notched up four wins (2000, 2008, 2012, 2018). India finished runner-up in the most recent (2020) edition after losing out to Bangladesh by 3 wickets (DLS Method) in the final.
India are coming into the tournament on the back of a victory in the Under-19 Asia Cup in UAE – their eighth win overall – last month.
Yash Dhull, who led India in the Asia Cup, will once again be leading the side.
India Squad for U-19 World Cup : Yash Dhull (C), Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, SK Rasheed (VC), Nishant Sindhu, Siddarth Yadav, Dinesh Bana (wk), Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Raj Angad Bawa, Manav Parakh, Kaushal Tambe, RS Hangargekar, Vasu Vats, Vicky Ostwal, Ravikumar, Garv Sangwan.
Tamil Nadu Under-19 all-rounder and former Junior Super Kings Manav Parakh is a part of the squad.
The tournament features 16 teams split across four groups.