His tunnel imaginative and prescient on the “course of” is famous in Indian cricket and U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid‘s subsequent goal is to see a couple of of the World Cup-bound colts included within the ‘A’ group inside the subsequent six to eight months. “The World Cup is an thrilling problem and offers a superb alternative for all these guys. There’s a course of now in place in Indian cricket – U-19 cricket to first-class cricket after which to India A after which the India nationwide group, when the chance arrives,” Dravid said at the pre-departure press conference of the India U-19 group.
“I’ve been speaking to those gamers about different codecs as effectively. If they will make it to the India A group in 6-Eight months, it will likely be nice. We see this as a stepping stone,” the previous India captain mentioned.
The present India U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw has already performed for the India A group throughout warm-up video games towards New Zealand.
Dravid nonetheless refused to foretell that who among the many present batch has the potential to make it large on the senior degree.
“I’ve learnt loads in these years as coach of under-19 and India A group. These boys are from a unique era and their considering is completely different. They should adapt to all three codecs. It is an enormous problem. The sport has modified loads.
“I can not say who can go on and make it or who can’t. All of them have the potential to play for his or her state and India in future,” Dravid was non-committal.
On India’s probabilities within the upcoming international occasion for juniors which begins in New Zealand from January 13, Dravid exuded confidence that the group underneath Shaw would do effectively.
“The situations would supply distinctive problem in that nobody within the group has performed in New Zealand earlier than. The important thing could be in adapting to the situations effectively. We’ve tried to duplicate the situations within the Bangalore camp to the extent doable but it surely’s not doable to do it utterly.”
The squad is about to depart for New Zealand on Thursday morning for the U-19 World Cup commencing on January 13. Three-time earlier champions India, who completed runner-up within the earlier version has been positioned alongside Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea.
The squad has a couple of gamers corresponding to captain Shaw, of Mumbai, Shubhman Gill of Punjab, Himanshu Rana of Haryana, Ishan Porel of Bengal have been enjoying first-class cricket, which the coach termed as a plus for the aspect.
“It is all the time good to have gamers in group with some first-class cricket expertise. This group too has a couple of. The group is just like the one we had the final time with just one main distinction – that within the earlier group there have been folks with extra expertise of getting performed U-19 World Cup.
“This group too has a superb tempo assault, good spin bowlers and a superb batting unit just like the final one,” he assured. Mumbai opener and the present large factor in Indian cricket, Shaw is completely happy that follow video games will assist them get into the groove.
“We’re going to play a couple of follow video games earlier than the World Cup. That can assist us. Taking part in first-class cricket can be of assist to me within the World Cup,” mentioned Shaw, who already has 5 first-class tons of to his credit score.
“It is an awesome alternative and as captain I wish to take the entire group with me. Everybody within the group is aware of his function. I wish to win the World Cup,” he concluded.
India U-19 squad: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Manjyot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Harvik Desai (wicket-keeper), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav.