BCCI Announces 15-man Squad for U-19 World Cup 2024 in South Africa.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming U-19 World Cup 2024, scheduled to be held in South Africa. Uday Saharan, a talented all-rounder from Punjab, has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the young Indian team.

Uday Saharan to Captain India in South Africa:

Saharan, who impressed with his performances in the recent domestic tournaments, has been chosen to lead the team in both the tri-series against England and South Africa starting from December 29th and the subsequent World Cup. Madhya Pradesh’s Saumy Kumar Pandey will assist him as the vice-captain.

Squad Breakdown:

The 15-man squad boasts a balanced mix of batting, bowling, and fielding talent.

  • Batsmen: Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan
  • All-rounders: Uday Saharan (C), Murugan Abhishek, Dhanush Gowda, Aaradhya Shukla
  • Wicket-keepers: Aravelly Avanish Rao, Innesh Mahajan
  • Bowlers: Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari

Traveling Standby and Back-up Players:

The BCCI has also named three traveling standby players – Prem Devkar, Ansh Gosai, and Mohammad Amaan – for the tri-series. Additionally, four players – Digvijay Patil, Jayanth Goyat, P Vignesh, and Kiran Chormale – will be on standby as back-up players for the World Cup.

India’s World Cup Journey:

India, with five World Cup titles to its name, is the most successful team in U-19 cricket history. They have been placed in Group A alongside Bangladesh, Ireland, and the United States. They will begin their campaign against Bangladesh on January 20th, 2024.

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Preparation for the World Cup:

The tri-series against England and South Africa will provide valuable preparation for the young Indian team ahead of the World Cup. This tournament will offer them the opportunity to test their skills against high-quality opposition and acclimatize to the South African conditions.

Expectations for India:

With a strong squad and a rich history in the U-19 World Cup, expectations will be high for India. Fans will be hoping that the young team can return home with the trophy once again.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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