A few precocious talents, hardworking teenagers and a chunky lot which might fall by the wayside in times to come will form an eclectic 16-team mix in the melting pot called ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup starting on Friday.
Defending champion India will be the overwhelming favourite to win the junior global meet for the fifth time with at least six players, including skipper Priyam Garg having played senior cricket — First Class, List-A or T20. Four players — Garg, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi — have already landed fat contracts in the IPL.
Team to beat
India has been the team ...
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