On Saturday, November 3, the BCCI announced the squad for the 2019 U19 Challenger Trophy. Four teams India Blue, India Red, India Green, and India Yellow were selected by the junior selection committee for the tournament that will be played in Lucknow from November 10 to 16.
The biggest news from the selection came that Indian great Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar, who plays for Mumbai U19 team and has played for India U19, was ignored for the tournament and wasn’t picked in any of the four teams.
India U19 Challenger Trophy squads:
Pradosh Ranjan Paul (C), Qamran Iqbal, Swastik Samel, Irfan Ali, Yara Sandeep, Akash Raj, Dhruv C Jurel (WK), A S Sandhu, Arun Mozhi, Prashant Kumar Bhati, Trilok Nag, Ravi Bishnoi, Mandhar Mahale, Hangegekar
Vedant Murkar (C & WK), Y Jaiswal, Arjun Azad, Shashwat Rawat, Nayan Chavan, Abhishek Selva Kumar, SV Joshi, Venkatesh M, Harsh Dubey, AM Singh, Shushant Mishra, Piyush Kumar Singh, Kishan Kumar, Harsh Raj
Nitish Kumar Reddy (C), Vaibhav Sharma, Aryan Sethi, Nehal Wadhera, S.A. Ahuja (WK), Rishab Chauhan, Vathsal, Atharva Ankolekar, R.A. Choudhary, Manish Babberwal, Anirudh Choudhary, Atharva Poojari, Rohit Dattatray, Manishi
Shubhang Hegde (C), Thakur Tilak Verma, D.R. Gajraj, Priyansh Arya, Varun Goud, Shubham Shatrujit, Sonu Yadav, Rahul Chadrol (WK), Amit Shukla, Jaymeet Patel, Tekan, Prabhat Maurya, Prayas Ray Burman, Durga Kumar