Internet Desk: It was a great season in first class cricket for Prithvi Shaw as he scored 3 centuries and selected as skipper of U-19 national team ahead of U-19 World Cup. A lot will be depending on Prithvi during India’s campaign in this tournament.
This young fellow came under limelight back in 2013 when he scored 546 runs in an innings during a school tournament, which was a highest score by an individual at that point of time. He continued his dominating run in his first Ranji Trophy season too. In his outing for Mumbai in eight first-class games and in Duleep Trophy he smashed 945 runs. Prithvi will lead the side in the U19 World Cup and he has all the potential to be selected in the Indian senior cricket team in 2018.
He wasn’t a part of the U-19 Asia Cup squad but, looking at his performance he got selected as the skipper of U-19 national team. Before leaving for New Zealand Prithvi met the press along with coach Rahul Dravid where he said his Ranji Trophy performance will come handy at the bigger podium like the ICC U19 World Cup.
“We have a good balance side. We have quality batting unit, few boys have played Ranji Trophy. We have good team. I believe at this level you cannot predict who will make it higher level. All have potential ability to play for state and Indian team.” Coach and former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid said in the press conference.
The U19 colts will face Australia in their opening game which will start from January 14.
Indian squad: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Shubman Gill, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Shivam Mavi, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal, Harvik Desai (WK), Arshdeep Singh, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav, Anukul Roy and Manjot Kalra.