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Vijay Zol to lead India U-19 in ACC Asia Cup

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Published: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 16:55 [IST]
 
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Vijay Zol to lead India U-19 in Asia Cup

New Delhi, Nov 28: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol has been named captain of the India Under-19 squad for the ACC Asia Cup which will be held from December 28 to January 4 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, who was part of the Under-19 team for the Asia Cup in 2012, has been appointed Zol's deputy.

"The All-India Junior Selection Committee met in Delhi on 27th November to pick the Indian team for the ACC U-19 Asia Cup to be played in the UAE in December 2013-January 2014," said a statement from Anurag Thakur, Joint Secreatry, BCCI.

India are in Group A with Pakistan, UAE and Nepal. Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Malaysia.

The top two from each group progress to semi-finals.

India's first match is against UAE on December 28. They face arch-rivals Pakistan on December 31.

Squad: Vijay Zol (captain), Sanju Samson (vice-captain), Akhil Herwadkar, Ankush Bains, Ricky Bhui, Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Amir Gani, Karan Kaila, CV Milind, Avesh Khan, Rishi Arothe and Monu Kumar Singh.

Schedule

December 28: India vs UAE (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

Pakistan vs Nepal (ICC GCA 1)

Bangladesh vs Malaysia (Abu Dhabi Oval 1)

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi Oval 2)

December 29: India vs Nepal (ICC GCA 1)

Pakistan vs UAE (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi Oval 1)

Sri Lanka vs Malaysia (Abu Dhabi Oval 2)

December 31: India vs Pakistan (Dubai International Stadium)

Nepal vs UAE (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

Afghanistan vs Malaysia (Abu Dhabi Oval 1)

January 2, 2014: 1A vs 2B (SF1) (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

1B vs 2A (SF2) (ICC GCA 1)

January 4: Final (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

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