The Indian team for the U19 Asia Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 23 December has been announced. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected a 20-member team for the Asia Cup, whose captain is Yash Dhull. The All India Junior Selection Committee has also announced a 25-member squad for a preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru from December 11 to 19, ahead of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) event.
The BCCI has also informed that the team for the ICC Men’s u19 Cricket World Cup 2022, which is to be played in the West Indies in January-February next year, will be announced later. It is expected that the players who perform well in the Asia Cup will be given a place in the team for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Last time the Indian team lost the final match of the Under-19 World Cup to Bangladesh. Team India performed well in the low scoring match, but Bangladesh won.
Harnoor Singh Panni, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ansh Gosai, SK Rashid, Yash Dhull (Captain), Aneshwar Gautam, Siddharth Yadav, Kaushal Tambe, Nishant Sindhu, Dinesh Bana (WK), Aaradhya Yadav (WK), Rajngad Bawa, Rajvardhan Hungergekar, Garv Sangwan, Ravi Kumar, Rishith Reddy, Manav Parakh, Amrit Raj Upadhyay, Vicky Ostwal, and Vasu Vatsa (after gaining fitness)
As standby players, BCCI has picked Ayush Singh Thakur, Uday Saharan, Shashwat Dangwal, Danush Goda and PM Singh Rathore, who will be part of the preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).