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Abhishek Sharma to lead Indian colts in U-19 Asia Cup

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India are the defending champions after having won the previous edition in 2013.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is the coach of India U-19 team

Punjab all-rounder Abhishek Sharma will lead a 15-member Indian under-19 squad for the Youth Asia Cup to be held from December 13 to 24 in Sri Lanka, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Thursday.

"The All India junior selection committee of the BCCI met in Delhi today to select the India under-19 team for the Youth Asia Cup -- 2016 to be held in Sri Lanka from December 13 to 24," a statement from the board read.

Organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), India are the defending champions after having won the trophy in the previous edition in 2013, held in the United Arab Emirates.

India shared the inaugural Youth Asia Cup trophy in 2012 with arch-rivals Pakistan after the match was tied when the tournament was held in Malaysia.

Squad:

Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Digvijay Birender Rangi, Chandan Sahani, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma (Captain), Daryl S Ferrario, Sandeep K Tomar (wk), Ayush Jamwal, Rahul Deshraj Chahar, Kamlesh Singh Nagarkoti, Rishabh Bhagat, Simarjeet Singh, Izhaan Ashfaque Sayed, Shiva Singh


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