The Indian U19 team will try to win their 5th World Cup trophy over the next few weeks in South Africa. Courtesy: @cricketworldcup

Defending champions India will look to claim the U-19 trophy for the 5th time when they begin their campaign on January 19 in South Africa.

India are already the most successful-ever side in the U-19 World Cup, winning four times. Current India senior skipper Virat Kohli was also a product of this tournament. The other players who came from U-19 World Cup and made it big are Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw among others.

Even before going into the junior World Cup, some of the players have already rose to fame during the recent IPL 2020 auctions. Priyam Garg bagged a whopping Rs 1.9 crore in the auctions, while Ravi Bishnoi was bought for Rs 2 crore by Kings XI Punjab. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s struggle story from selling pani puris for a living to making it into the U-19 World Squad has already inspired millions of Indians.

India will test their title credentials in Group A in U-19 World Cup. Their first opponent will be Sri Lanka. India will definitely be a force to reckon with at the World Cup as they have been enjoying winning run in the recent time.

India U-19 team won the Under-19 Asia Cup in September and a Tri-Nations tournament with England and Bangladesh held on English soil.

Complete Schedule of India matches:

Date: January 19 (1.30pm IST)
Match: India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, 7th Match, Group A
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Date: January 21 (1.30pm IST)
Match: India U19 vs Japan U19, 11th Match, Group A
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Date: January 24 (1.30pm IST)
Match: India U19 vs New Zealand U19, 20th Match, Group A
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Date: February 03, 2020
Match: Final
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom


India U19 squad: Priyam Garg (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyaansh Saxena, Dhruv Chand Jurel (vc), Shashwat Rawat, Siddhesh Veer, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra, Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil