GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - Assam�s Riyan Parag has been selected in the 16-member Indian U-19 team for the next year�s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.
Riyan has performed incredibly well in the recent U19 Challenger Trophy and has been a consistent performer at the U-19 level.
Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradip Buragohain and all the members of the cricket body congratulated Riyan for his inclusion in the squad for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.
PTI adds: The team will be led by promising Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw, the BCCI said today.
�The All-India Junior Selection Committee has picked the India U-19 team for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018. The 16-team event will be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3, 2018,� BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.
Last edition�s runners-up India have won the U-19 World Cup title thrice in 2000, 2008 and 2012. India lost in the final against the West Indies in Bangladesh last year.
India are the joint-most successful team in the history of the tournament along with Australia (1988, 2002 and 2010).
Prithvi Shaw (captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Harvik Desai (wicket-keeper), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav.
The list of standby players: Om Bhosle, Rahul Chahar, Ninad Rathva, Urvil Patel and Aditya Thakare.