Hrishikesh Kanitkar on U19 Team India Players

Hrishikesh Kanitkar on U19 Team India:

 India Under-19 head coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar is confident that some players of his 2024 team will play for the senior team in the future. Five-time champions India lost by 79 runs to Australia in the Under-19 World Cup final on Sunday but players like captain Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan, Soumya Pandey and Sachin Dhaas impressed throughout the tournament. 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 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 a very tough competition for this too. ,

Arshin Kulkarni and Avinash Rao of the Under-19 team (IND vs AUS Under 19 WC 2024) have already got the contracts of the Indian Premier League. Kanitkar (49 years) 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 must be ready when they play at the top level. ,