Tri-Nation Under-19 Tournament 2013 June 15, 2013

Zol to captain India U-19s in Australia tri-series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol has been named captain of the India Under-19 squad for the Tri-nation Under-19 Tournament in Australia, which will begin on June 30.

Zol and Mumbai batsman Akhil Herwadkar are the only two players in the squad who were a part of the squad at the U-19 World Cup last year, which India won.

Zol hit the headlines when he scored an unbeaten 451 during a domestic U-19 match in 2011. During the U-19 World Cup, Zol scored 151 runs in six matches at an average of 25.16. He has scored 272 runs in seven List A matches at an average of 36.

Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, who was part of the Under-19 team for the Asia Cup in 2012, also made the squad. He had had a good domestic season in the limited-overs format, scoring 222 runs in seven games at an average of 37.00 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and then doing well in the IPL with 206 runs in 11 games.

The tournament will also feature U-19 teams from Australia and New Zealand.

India Under-19 squad: Vijay Zol (capt), Sanju Samson (vice-capt & wk), Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Saif, Sarfaraz Khan, Ricky Bhui, Abhimanyu Lamba, Rishi Arothe, Atul Singh, CV Milind, Aamir Gani, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankush Bains (wk)

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  • Dummy4 on June 18, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    @ANSHU.S...all i would say about him is that he has a lot of potential and on the basis of performance he is the best fast bowler in the country at U-19 circuit

  • thomas on June 17, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    Lot of talented young of luck

  • Jayaesh on June 17, 2013, 21:35 GMT

    @Narasimha Raju,could you kindly tell me more about Ricky Bhui, what kind of batsman is he, since you are from that part of world could you tell me if G Rahul Singh is rated highly ...

    ....@talenthunters, you are right all the players i mentioned in my original post will be already 20 when next u-19 WC is played in Dubai 2014 in july, what a pity that is because u-19 WC is a great platform and some players will miss out because they will be 20 by then.may be that's why average age of this team is barely 18 .... i agree with you regarding selectors casting the net wide.

    @Vaibhs Sirsat, they are already 20

    @Sahil Chadha, is Umar Nazir supposed to be quick ...

  • YASH on June 17, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    there is still a year to wc and we hope Indian Selectors pick some more talented players and drop the non performing players.And also we have 1 full domestic season till u-19 wc 2014 and we will have many u-19 tournaments for development of indian youngsters .Hope Indian selectors pick some new talented players and team starts well against AUS AND NZ under Vijay Zol's captaincy.

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Friends, I have seen a new talent 10years ago and saw him improving year after year and expected him to be part of INDIAN team at some point of time. Today he is part of under 19 team and soon he will make it in to senior team. It is too early to comment but he will do it. Though we have talent we need to perform at right time. Here now we have exciting new talent RICKY BHUI from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He has scored consistently in all seasons under guidance of his coach Mr.BP SRINIVAS. All the best to RICKY......We hope you will excel in your career and keep our expectations high.

  • YASH on June 17, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    Some players like Ranjane, Nitish Rana,G Rahul SINGH and many more have performed heavily but by 2014 world cup they will reach there age of 20 and so they will be not able to play and till now they were not performing and so they were not selected for 2012 u-19 world cup.It is good decision to select the players who can play in World cup.It will help players to build team

  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2013, 1:14 GMT

    One player who deserves to be in this team is J & K Fast bowler Umar Nazir he had an exceptional season last year , Dont knw why the selectors keep ignoring the players frm jammu and kashmir they are our best bet of finding a world class fast bowler

  • Naresh on June 16, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    Sanju Samson and Zol - wow these guys will have wait there turn in senior team. They definitely have the talent. Chand has crossed the U19 level and I am sure Zimbabwe tour is where he will be.

  • Dummy4 on June 16, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    Sanju Samson is the next big thing in Indian cricket for sure , but why has Hanuma Vihari and Unmukth Chand been dropped not sure if they have crossed 19

  • Siddhesh on June 16, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    Just 1 miss i would say is Armaan Jaffer .. The nephew of Wasim Jaffer .. If I am not wrong he has been scoring heavily in the maidan .. More often than not he has been in the local news for his batting ..

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