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Kohli to lead India under 19 to SA

The team would play a tri-series also featuring hosts South Africa and Bangladesh in addition to two three-day ties and will leave on December 30.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2007 18:21 IST

Delhi's Virat Kohli will lead a 16-member Indian under 19 squad to South Africa to play a triangular limited over series in January, 2008, the Cricket Board announced on Saturday.

Saurashtra's Ravinder Jadeja would be the vice-captain of the team which was chosen here after a meeting of the BCCI's junior selection committee headed by Sanjeev Sharma.

The team would play a tri-series also featuring hosts South Africa and Bangladesh in addition to two three-day ties and will leave on December 30.

The junior selection panel meeting convened by BCCI joint secretary M P Pandove also picked 30 probables for the under 19 World Cup in Malaysia in February.

Under 19 squad for South Africa:

Virat Kohli (Delhi, captain), Ravinder Jadeja (Saurashtra, vice-captain), Abhinav Mukund (Tamil Nadu), Tanmey Srivastava (Uttar Pradesh), Saurabh Tiwari (Jharkhand), Manish Pandey (Karnataka), Taruwar Kohli (Punjab), Sreevats Goswami (Bengal), Siva Kumar Duvarapu (Andhra Pradesh), Amanpreet Singh (Punjab), Pradeep Sangwan (Delhi), Mohd Arif (Rajasthan), Iqbal Abdulla (Mumbai), G V S Prasad (Andhra Pradesh), Harshad Khadiwale (Maharashtra) and Appanna Prabhu Kotrangada (Karnataka).

Stand-byes: Ajigesh Argal (Baroda), Perry Goel (Punjab), D Prabhu Kiran (Andhra Pradesh) and N Einstein (Tamil Nadu)

Under-19 World Cup probables:
Mukund Khadiwale, Manish Sharma, Rohan Banajee, V Kohli, Pandey, T Kohli, Prabhu Kiran, Einstein, S Tiwari, Manprit Juneja, A Tiwari, Srivastava, Goswami, Rubin Dalwadi, P Goel, Amanpreet, Sangwan, Arif, Dhawal Kulkarni, Argal, Siddharth Kaul, Duvarapu, Jadeja, Sumit Khatri, Yogesh Nagar, G V S Prasad, Kotrangada, Abdulla and Swapnil Singh.