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India Under-19s
Flag of India.svg
Captain: Abhishek Sharma
Coach: Rahul Dravid
Colours: Blue
Owner: Board of Control for Cricket in India
Founded: 1979
First-class debut: Pakistan Under-19
in January 20, 1979
at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup wins: 2000, 2008, 2012
Official website: espncricinfo

The Indian Under-19 cricket team represents the nation of India in cricket at Under-19 level. The team is currently captained by Abhishek Sharma and coached by former India cricketer Rahul Dravid.[1] The Indian team has won three Under-19 World Cups. In 2000, they won it under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif and in 2008, they won it under Virat Kohli's leadership and in 2012 under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand. The team also has the best win percentage in ODIs (77%) among all Under-19 national teams.[2]

Performances at Under-19 World Cups

Year Host Result
1988  Australia Sixth
1998  South Africa Second round
2000  Sri Lanka Champions
2002  New Zealand Semifinalists
2004  Bangladesh Semifinalists
2006  Sri Lanka Runners-up
2008  Malaysia Champions
2010  New Zealand Sixth
2012  Australia Champions
2014  UAE Fifth
2016  Bangladesh Runners-up

Current squad

The following 15 players were selected for the 2016–17 Under-19 Asia Cup.

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style Association
Abhishek Sharma (c) (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 16) Left Slow left-arm orthodox Punjab
Prithvi Shaw (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 17) Right Right-arm off break Mumbai
Shubman Gill (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 17) Right Right-arm off break Punjab
Priyam Garg (2000-11-30) 30 November 2000 (age 16) Right Right-arm medium Uttar Pradesh
Ayush Jamwal (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 17) Right Right-arm off break Himachal Pradesh
Rahul Chahar (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 17) Right Right-arm leg break googly Rajasthan
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 17) Right Right-arm medium-fast Rajasthan
Shiva Singh (1999-10-16) 16 October 1999 (age 17) Right Slow left-arm orthodox Uttar Pradesh
Himanshu Rana (1998-10-01) 1 October 1998 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium Haryana
Salman Khan (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 18) Right Right-arm leg break Rajasthan
Harvik Desai (wk) (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 17) Right Saurashtra
Yash Thakur (1998-06-28) 28 June 1998 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium Chhattisgarh
Heramb Parab (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium-fast Goa
Vivekanand Tiwari (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium-fast Jharkhand
Het Patel (wk) (1998-10-13) 13 October 1998 (age 18) Right Gujarat

Support staff

References