Unlike international cricket at the senior level, where a World Cup comes up every four years, U-19 cricket takes a much shorter duration to crown its new champion. So two years after Windies U-19 cricket team defeated India to lift the title, the future stars once again converge on the biggest stage of them all — the World Cup, which will be played from 13 January-3 February 2018 in New Zealand.
The tournament, which has in past given the first glimpses of the legends-to-be to the world, will feature 16 teams which are divided in groups of four each.
Group A: Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Windies
Kenya: Maxwel Ager (C), Sachin Bhudia, Abhishekh Chidambaran, Aveet Desai, Jay Doshi, Aman Gandhi, Ankit Hirani, Jasraj Kundi, Jayant Mepani, Dennis Musyoka, Gerard Mwendwa, Thomas Ochieng, Sukhdeep Singh, Sidhart Vasudev, Rene Were
New Zealand: Kaylum Boshier (C), Finn Allen, Jakob Bhula, Max Chu, Katene Clarke, Matthew Fisher, Luke Georgeson, Ben Lockrose, Callum McLachlan, Felix Murray, Dale Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Sandeep Patel, Connor Sullivan, Todd Watson
South Africa: Raynard van Tonder(C), Matthew Breetzke, Gerald Coetzee, Jade de Klerk, Jean du Plessis, Fraser Jones, Wandile Makwetu, Akhona Mnyaka,Andile Mokgakane, Kgaudisa Molefe, Jason Niemand, Thando Ntini, Jiveshan Pillay, Hermann Rolfes, Kenan Smith
Windies: Emmanuel Stewart(C), Ronaldo Alimohamed, Alick Athanaze, Cephas Cooper, Jarion Hoyte, Kirstan Kallicharan, Kimani Melius, Ashmead Nedd, Kian Pemberton, Raymond Perez, Joshua Persaud, Jeavor Royal, Keagan Simmons, Bhaskar Yadram, Nyeem Young
Group B: Australia, India, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe
Australia: Jason Sangha(C), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley,Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney,Jonathan Merlo,Lloyd Pope,Jason Ralston,Param Uppal, Austin Waugh
India: Prithvi Shaw(C), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh
Papua New Guinea: Vagi Karaho (C), James Tau, Daure Aiga, Boge Arua, Sinaka Arua, Simon Atai, Eisa Eka, Semo Kamea, Igo Mahuru, Leke Morea, Toa Nou, Nou Rarua, Ovia Sam, Kevau Tau, Heagi Toua
Zimbabwe: Liam Roche(C), Robert Chimhinya, Jonathan Connolly, Gregory Dollar, Alistair Frost, Taun Harrison, Wesley Madhevere, Tanunurwa Makoni, Donald Mlambo, Dion Myers, Tinashe Nenhunzi, Nkosilatu Nunu, Kieran Robinson, Jayden Schadendorf, Milton Shumba
Group C: Bangladesh, Canada, England, Namibia
Bangladesh: Saif Hassan(C), Afif Hossain,Aminul Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mahidul Islam Ankon,Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Rakib, Nayeem Hasan,Pinak Ghosh, Qazi Onik,Robiul Haque,Roni Hossen, Shakil Hossain,Tipu Sultan, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
Canada: Arslan Khan(C), Akash Gill, Tiaan Pretorius, Ashtan Deosammy, Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Faisal Jamkhandi,Rishiv Joshi,Emanuel Khokhar,Kavian Naress, Aran Pathmanathan,Pranav Sharma,Rommel Shahzad,Krishen Samuel,Randhir Sandhu,Kevin Singh
England: Harry Brook(C),Ethan Bamber, Liam Banks, Tom Banton,Jack Davies,Adam Finch,Luke Hollman, Will Jacks,Tom Lammonby, Dillon Pennington,Savin Perera,Tom Scriven, Prem Sisodiya, Finlay Trenouth, Roman Walker
Namibia: Lohan Louwrens(C), Henry Brink, Petrus Burger, Jan-Izak de Villiers,Shaun Fouche, Jurgen Linde,Nicol Loftie-Eaton,Gerhard Lottering, Dewald Nel,Mauritius Ngupita, Ben Shikongo, Floris Steenkamp, Erich van Mollendorf, Eben van Wyk
Group D: Afghanistan, Ireland, Pakistan,
Ireland: Ian Anders(C), Aaron Cawley, Varun Chopra,Mark Donegan, Jonathan Garth, Jamie Grassi,Reece Kelly,Graham Kennedy,Joshua Little, Sam Murphy, Max Neville, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Harry Tector, Andrew Vincent
Afghanistan: Naveen-ul-Haq(C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Bahir Shah, Darwish Rasooli, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Mujeeb Zadran, Nisar Wahdat,Qais Ahmad,Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tariq Stanikzai, Wafadar, Waqarullah Ishaq, Yousuf Zazai, Zahir Khan
Pakistan: Hasan Khan(C), Rohail Nazir, Mohammad Ali Khan, Ali Zaryab, Ammad Alam, Arshad Iqbal, Imran Shah, Mohammad Taha, Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Musa, Muhammad Zaid, Munir Riaz, Saad Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Suleman Shafqat
Sri Lanka: Kamindu Mendis(C), Krishan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Hasitha Boyagoda, Jehan Daniel, Nishan Madushka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Santhush Gunathilaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nipun Malinga, Kalana Perera, Nipun Dananjaya, Thisaru Rashmika, Haren Buddila
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