Prithvi Shaw will lead India’s U-19 cricket team at the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand from January 13 – February 3. The news was announced by the BCCI on Sunday. The U-19 team will be heading to Bangalore for their preparatory camp that begins on the 8th of December and concludes on the 22nd before the event.
Prithvi Shaw is Mumbai’s second highest run getter with 521 runs this Ranji season and he along with the newly announced deputy vice-captain Ishan Porel will be participating in the quarter-finals of the Ranji trophy for their respective teams of Mumbai and Bengal. One can expect some stellar outtakes from the matches.
Prithvi Shaw is not new to the limelight. At the young age of just fifteen years he made a mark with his tremendous record in the prestigious Harris Shield Title. Later when he played for Rizvi Springfield in an inter-school match against St Francis d’Assisi Borivali, he made a smashing 546 runs in an innings and created a national record. He became the first cricketer to score over 500 runs in an official inter-school match.
At seventeen years old playing against the Kiwi’s for the India Board President’s XI, featuring an attack that featured Tim Southee and Trent Boult, Prithvi played a solid 66 run innings which impressed both players. Recently too, playing a Duleep Trophy match in September, Shaw scored 154 runs at his debut in Lucknow. That made him the only cricketer after the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar to score a century in his debut innings of the tournament. His tremendous performances throughout the year have got him selected for the Ranji as well as the U-19 team. Fans are excited to watch this upcoming talent guide the Indian side to a victory in the U-19 World Cup. After Mohammed Kaif (2000), Virat Kohli (2008) and Unmukt Chand (2012) he would then be the fourth captain of the Indian side to do so.