Priyam Garg will be leading India in their title defence at next year's ICC U19 World Cup to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9.
Priyam Garg will be leading the side. The young Indian brigade will play all the matches in Bloemfontein.
Besides UP, Mumbai will also have three of its promising cricketers in the squad. Atharva Ankolekar and Karnataka's Shubhang Hegde, who captained India U-19 during their 3-2 series win against Afghanistan, are the spin allrounders in the team. The 17-year-old Yashasvi hogged the limelight smashing a double hundred in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Mumbai. He hit a 74 in the final against India B last month.
Meanwhile, Mumbaikar Divyansh Saxena, Uttarakhand's Shashwat Rawat and Hyderabad's Tilak Varma are the rising talents, who will take the responsibility of Indian batting.
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.
"So, if the conditions in South Africa aid the fast bowlers, we will have a pretty good attack".
India are placed in Group A with first-time qualifier Japan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. We have spinners. We had a lot of competition for parties, so it was nice to see.
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.
The India Under-19 squad couldn't have asked for a better preparation than a bilateral series against South Africa and a quadrangular series featuring South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand's Under-19 teams in South Africa just ahead of the tournament.
The 13th edition of the mega-event will be played between 16 teams and will be split into four groups comprising four teams each. All the 15 members of the World Cup squad, along with Hyderabad's CTL Rakshan, will be a part of that tour.