Chief coach of India’s under-19 team Hrishikesh Kanitkar Is confident that some players of his 2024 team will play for the senior team in the future. Five-time champion India on Sunday Under-19 World Cup They lost to Australia by 79 runs in the final but players like captain Uday Saharan, Mushir Khan, Soumya Pandey and Sachin Dhas impressed throughout the tournament. It was only in the final that none of them batted.
Players showed maturity
Hrishikesh Kanitkar said in the press conference after the match on Sunday, ‘India’s future is definitely bright. The performance of some players in both bowling and batting has been excellent. He showed maturity in difficult situations which is a good sign for Indian cricket. The Indian team has been unbeaten in the entire tournament and won three matches by more than 200 runs. But the team lagged behind Australia in the finals.
Many Under-19 stars are currently in the Indian team.
The Indian team has been a ‘powerhouse’ in the age group and the Under-19 World Cup has produced players like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Gave stars. Kanitkar said, ‘Every time there are some players who perform well either in the Indian Premier League or in the Indian team. I am sure that there will be some players in this also who will play in the Indian team but there is very tough competition for this also.
Arshin Kulkarni and Avinash Rao in IPL
Arshin Kulkarni and Avinash Rao of the Under-19 team have already got the contracts of the Indian Premier League. Kanitkar feels that playing in the Under-19 World Cup lets the players know how to play at the senior level. He said, ‘It is a wonderful journey for the players, their performances remain in the headlines and their performances matter because all eyes are on them. They become accustomed to these circumstances. They know what is expected of them and they should be ready when they play at the top level.