title came in South Africa in 1998 when it defeated New Zealand
by seven wickets at the Wanderers.
Defending champion India
will open its campaign against qualifier Afghanistan at Bert Sutcliffe
Oval, near Christchurch on the opening day of the competition on
15 January with Pakistan facing the West Indies in Palmerston North
and 2008 beaten finalist South Africa taking on Ireland in Queenstown.
The teams are split into
four groups with Groups A and C being based in and around Christchurch,
Group B teams playing their matches in Queenstown and Group D games
taking place in Napier and Palmerston North.
In addition to the 10
Full Members, there are six Associate and Affiliate teams taking
part, having won through their respective regional qualifying tournaments
as well as the global qualifier, which was held in Canada in September.
Worldwide broadcast coverage
will carry many of the major matches to a global audience of millions.
With the squads expected
to start arriving in New Zealand within a week, ICC Chief Executive
Haroon Lorgat said he was excited to see the momentum building towards
the event. “We have 240 of the world’s best young cricketers
participating in the event.
“No doubt the squads
will comprise many talented and exciting young players, some with
past experience of having played at this tournament and others with
much first-class experience.
“This is an exciting
time for any emerging cricketer preparing to travel to New Zealand
to compete amongst the world’s best young cricketers.
has always served as a springboard for future stars to launch their
international careers. We have already seen great names like Brian
Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sanath Jayasuriya, Yuvraj Singh, Michael
Clarke and Graeme Smith first shining at this event.
that next year’s tournament will again reveal some new talented
players who will soon become future stars in our Great Sport.”
The squads are:
Ashok Menaria (captain), Akshath Reddy, Gaurav Jathar, Harmeet Singh,
Harpreet Singh, Harshal Patel, Jaydev Unadkad, K.L. Rahul, Manan
Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma, Saurav Netrawalkar,
Sufiyan Shaikh, Zahid Ali.
Azeem Rafiq (captain), Adam Ball, Michael Bates, Paul Best, Danny
Briggs, Nathan Buck, Jos Buttler, Chris Dent, Matthew Dunn, Ateeq
Javid, Jack Manuel, David Payne, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Vince.
Shir Mohammad Shirzai (captain), Aftab Alam, Afsar Khan, Anwar Anwari,
Ayub Khan, Hamza Hotak, Hashmat Shaidi, Izat Dawlatzai, Javed Ahmadi,
Khushal Rasooli, M.S. Aminzai, Murad Ali, Noor-ul-Haq, Yamin Ahmadzai,
Jamie Atkinson (captain), Aditya Kanthan, Aizaz Khan, Ashish Gadhia,
Asif Khan, Harmeet Singh, Irfan Ahmed, Niaz Ali, Nizakat Khan, Mark
Chapman, Max Tucker, Alex Smith, Shakeel Haq, Vikash Vaswani, Waqas
Josh Richards (captain), Colin Ackermann, Cody Chetty, Dale Deeb,
Rabian Engelbrecht, Dominic Hendricks, Graham Hume, Simon Khomari,
Kirk Wernars, Samuel Mofokeng, Bokang Mosena, Malcolm Nofal, Jerry
Nqolo, Stephan Smith, David White.
Mitchell Marsh (captain), Tim Armstrong, Tom Beaton, Nick Buchanan,
Jackson Coleman, Luke Doran, Ben Dougall, Jason Floros, Josh Hazlewood,
Alex Keath, Nic Maddinson, Alister McDermott, Kane Richardson, Tom
Triffitt, Adam Zampa.
Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Ben Ackland, Jordan Coghlan, Adrian
D’Arcy, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graeme McCarter, Graham
McDonnell, Lee Nelson, Stuart Poynter, Eddie Richardson, James Shannon,
Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young.
Shiva Vashishat (captain), Salman Ahmad, Regis Burton, Ryan Corns,
Muhammad Asad Ghous, Naseer Jamali, Abhijit Joshi, Azurdeen Mohammed,
Saqib Saleem, Gregory Sewdial, Yash Shah, Hammad Shahid, Sammi Siddiqui,
Steven Taylor, Henry Wardley.
Craig Cachopa (captain), Corey Anderson, Tom Blundell, Harry Boam,
Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Jono Hickey, Tim
Johnston, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Bevan Small, Mattie Thomas,
Logan Van Beek, Ben Wheeler.
Chatura Peiris (captain), Andri Berenger, Banuka Rajapaksa, Charith
Jayampathi, Danishka Gunathilleke, Denuwan Rajakaruna, Kasun Madushanka,
Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kushan Apputhantri, Kankanamge, Lahiru Jayaratne,
Maduka Liyanapathiranage, Rumesh Buddika, Rushan Jaleel, Saranga
Rajaguru, Udara Jayasundera.
Dylon Higgins (captain), Stephen Chimhamhiwa, Gary Chirimuuta, Tendai
Chatara, Scott Daly, Andrew Lindsay, Natsai M’Shangwe, Dean
Mashawidza, Peter Moor, Simon Mugava, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richard
Muzhange, Calum Price, Nathan Waller, Mazvita Zambuko.
Rustam Bhatti (captain), Manny Aulakh, Parth Desai, Darius D’Souza,
Ruvindu Gunasekara, Hardik Kotak, Nitish Kumar, Usman Limbada, Zain
Mahmood, Asif Manjra, Hiral Patel, Riyazkhan Pathan, Harpreet Singh,
Arsalan Qadir, Hamza Tariq.
Azeem Ghumman (captain), Ahmad Shahzad, Ahsan Ali, Anop Ravi, Fayyaz
Butt, Hammad Azam, Kaleem Sana, Muhammad Babar Azam, Muhammad Naeem,
Muhammad Waqas, Rameez Aziz, Raza Hassan, Sarmad Bhatti, Shahzaib
Ahmed, Usman Qadir.
Mahmudul Hasan (captain), Alauddin Babu, Amit Majumder, Anamul Haque,
Arman Badsha, Hasan Raju, Kamrul Islam, Muminul Hoque Showrav, Nur
Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Saikat Ali, Shabbir Rahman, Shaker Ahmed,
Soumya Sarkar, Tasamul Hoque.
Andre Creary (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nelson Bolan, Kraigg
Brathwaite, John Campbell, Yannic Cariah, Akeem Dewar, Shane Dowrich,
Nicholson Gordon, Trevon Griffiths, Jason Holder, Keon Joseph, Evin
Lewis, Yannick Ottley, Jomel Warrican.
Papua New Guinea
John Reva (captain), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Jonathan Diho, Raymond
Haoda, Steven Eno, Jason Kila, Timothy Mou, Vagi Oala, Rogeauka
Roge, Heni Siaka, Lega Siaka, Lega Tau, Toua Tom, Tony Ura.
A full match schedule
for the tournament is available at http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/events_and_awards/u19/fixtures.php