India's U-19 coach Rahul Dravid asked senior team skipper Virat Kohli to have a chat with the junior team before they leave for the U19 World Cup. The 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018.
The junior team will be led by Mumbai's Prithvi Shaw, who had an astonishing domestic season and made an impact in everyone's mind. Virat also has heard about him from India's head coach Ravi Shastri.
“I am also excited about Prithvi (Shaw). I have heard a lot about him and Ravi Bhai (Shashtri) has also told me many things about him. He has had a lot of good performances in first-class cricket, which is rarely seen. He has been made the captain ahead of the boys, who have played U-19, there is special ability in him, that we have seen,” Kohli told reporters here.
Both India senior and U-19 teams will be traveling to their respective destinations on the same flight via Dubai. India is touring South Africa and their series will start on 5th January 2018.
“Yes, I will be meeting them (U-19 boys) after my press conference. Rahul bhai spoke to me and said that I should talk to them before leaving.”
It will be the twelfth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in New Zealand (after the 2002 and 2010 events). New Zealand will be the first country to host the event three times.
Just the kind of boost the young India U19 team needed before their departure for the World Cup. India captain @imVkohli spent some time with them and there was sure a lot to take for the youngsters. pic.twitter.com/DbhvIwNEmx— BCCI (@BCCI) December 27, 2017