U-19 World Cup 2022: ‘Delhi boys as captains are lucky charm for India’ says Sarandeep Singh;
U-19 World Cup 2022: Former selector Sarandeep Singh praised Team India’s U-19 side on reaching the Super League semi-finals.
India defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in the quarterfinals on Saturday, thanks to a strong bowling effort and a fine knock by Angkrish Raghuvanshi.
“Too good of a performance from Under 19 players and the way they are batting and the way they are bowling. Looking at their aggression, it shows that they are very hungry and they want to win the World Cup and their performance is showing. Everyone is doing their job. Their batsmen are scoring runs. The fast bowlers with their bowling are getting wickets,” Sarandeep told ANI.
“Pacer Ravi Kumar is a tall guy. The way he swings the ball with the ball going outside as well as swinging inside. Ravi looks like a wicket taker bowler. And always looks to take wickets. He is not the one to concentrate on pace. At under 19 level the youngsters to bowl quick at 140-145 but this boy shows how talented he is. Ravi is bowling quick & he is bowling in good line. He is getting early breakthroughs for his team,” he added.
The former selector further said that Indian captains who hail from Delhi are a lucky charm for the country, and he believes Yash Dhull would become a greater player.
“Delhi boys as captains are lucky charm for India. What Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand did as Under 19 captains. They contributed a lot. Unmukt Chand scored a century in the final. I hope Yash comes and plays a bigger knock in the semifinal,” said the former selector.
“The legacy which is there should carry on and play better cricket against Australians because they are playing well and cricket has now also changed and be focused,” he added.
Chasing 112, India got off to a poor start as Yash Dhull’s side lost opener Harnoor Singh (0) in Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s second over of the game. Angkrish Raghuvanshi and vice-captain Shaik Rasheed joined forces at the crease to saw out Bangladesh’s new-ball bowlers’ first sessions.
India won by five wickets with 19.1 overs to spare, thanks to skipper Dhull (20*) and Kaushal Tambe (11*).
With this victory, India will face Australia in the Super League semi-final on Wednesday, February 2.
(With ANI Inputs)