Jr selectors propose different captains for different matches


Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent


Unlike the senior national men’s team, the Indian cricket board will hand over Under-19 captaincy to the different players for the five ODIs’ against England. This was revealed by Venkatesh Prasad, the chairman of the junior selection committee.
The Indian cricket board has announced a list of 18 players without naming the captain of the team. The five ODIs’ are to be played in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and the CCI before the two four-day matches are played at Nagpur.
“The captain (for the each match) will be decided by the coach (Rahul Dravid)”, the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, speaking to the reporter, said.
Later, the chief selector (for the junior team) Venkatesh Prasad, speaking exclusively, said, “we want to try different players for the captaincy role and therefore it is not named at this stage. We want to groom the captain and team for the future and therefore it was decided by our selection committee (Rakesh Parikh and Gyaneshwar Pande) to handover the captaincy to different players”.
“The coach of the team will decide who would lead in which match”. Prasad added.
As per recommendations from Lodha Panel, the two junior selectors- Aashish Kapoor and Amit Sharma- have been axed and the team was selected by three men.
The team: Heramb Parab, Het Patel, Himanshu Rana, Ayush Jamwal, Vivekanand Tiwary, Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Sharma, Shubman Gill, Harvik Desai, Rahul Desraj Chahar, Kamlesh Singh Nagarkoti, Salman Khan, Priyam Garg, Shiva Singh, Yash Thakur, Mayank Rawat, Rohan Kunnumal, Ishan Porel.