Prithvi Shaw will lead a 15-member squad for the upcoming U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. The 16-team event will commence on January 13 and will culminate on February 3, 2018.
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A preparatory camp will be held in Bengaluru from December 8 to 22. Mumbai's Shaw and Bengal's Porel have been permitted to join their respective Ranji Trophy sides for the quarterfinal stage and will join the camp on 12th December.
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The 18-year-old Shaw has been a prolific run-getter for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, and the BCCI’s decision to release him for the quarter-finals.
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 and Pankaj Yadav.
Standby players: Om Bhosle, Rahul Chahar, Ninad Rathva, Urvil Patel and Aditya Thakare.