Promising Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw will lead a 16-member Indian team in next year's ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Sunday.
"The All-India Junior Selection Committee has picked the India U19 team for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018. The 16-team event will be held in New Zealand from 13th January to 3rd February 2018," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.
Last edition's runners-up India have won the U-19 World Cup title thrice in 2000, 2008 and 2012. India lost in the final against the West Indies in Bangladesh last year.
India are the joint-most successful team in the history of the tournament along with Australia (1988, 2002 & 2010).
As part of India's preparation for the coveted tournament, a camp will be held in Bengaluru starting on Friday.
“A preparatory camp will be held in Bengaluru from Dec 8-22, 2017," Choudhary said.
"Mumbai's Shaw and Bengal's Porel have been permitted to join their respective Ranji Trophy sides for the quarter-final stage and will join the camp on 12th December."
The India U-19 team: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Harvik Desai (wicket-keeper), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav.
The list of standby players: Om Bhosle, Rahul Chahar, Ninad Rathva, Urvil Patel and Aditya Thakare.