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India retain Asia Cup squad as Uday Saharan set to lead in U-19 World Cup

NEW DELHI: Uday Saharan will captain India in the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa next year, with the same squad from the ongoing U-19 Asia Cup retained for the global event commencing on January 19.
The 19-year-old from Punjab will also lead the team in a tri-series in South Africa, featuring England, starting from December 29, with Saumy Kumar Pandey serving as his deputy.
For the tri-series, the BCCI has selected Prem Devkar, Ansh Gosai, and Mohammad Amaan as standby players.
“Post the tri-series, the India U-19 team will begin preparations for the much-anticipated U-19 World Cup,” said BCCI in a statement.
The five-time defending champions begin their campaign against Bangladesh in group A on January 20 in Bloemfontein.
Ireland and the USA are the other two teams in the group A.
India squad for tri-series and U19 World Cup: Uday Saharan (c), Saumy Kumar Pandey (vc), Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh ​​Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan, Murugan Abhishek, Aravelly Avanish Rao (wk), Innesh Mahajan (wk), Dhanush Gowda. , Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari.
Stand-by: Prem Devkar, Ansh Gosai and Mohammad Amaan.
(With PTI Inputs)

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