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Priyam leads India in U-19 World Cup

Priyam Garg will lead India’s 15-member squad for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 in South Africa early next year.

Garg, who represents Uttar Pradesh in the domestic set-up, has already featured in 12 first-class matches for an average of 66.69 and has a double-century against his name.

The side has another teenage double centurion in Mumbai’s 17-year-old opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who struck 203 in 154 balls in October in the domestic 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The team have pace options in Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh and Vidyadhar Patil, while left-arm spinners Atharva Ankolekar and Shubhang Hegde, and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi are the slow bowlers picked.

India are the most successful team in the tournament, having won four editions since 1988. The latest one came last year, when the side, coached by Rahul Dravid and captained by Prithvi Shaw, defeated Australia by eight wickets. The other title wins came in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

India are pitted against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Japan in Group A; they begin their campaign against Sri Lanka on January 19, in Bloemfontein. The final will be played on 9 February in Potchefstroom.                 --Icc

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