India’s Under-19 cricket team has had a dream run in the U-19 cricket world cup. The senior team stationed in New Zealand has words of encouragement for the team.
Extending wishes to the junior team BCCi shared a picture in which Indian players Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, head coach Ravi Shastri, batting coach Vikram Rathour and others be can be seen watching the junior team play the Under-19 World Cup final against Bangladesh.
The India team led by captain Priyam Garg had an undefeated run throughout the tournament as they won 5 out of their 5 matches before the finals.
Indian team is the most successful team in the tournament’s history with four U-19 world cup titles to their name.
Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in sublime form and he scored an unbeaten hundred in the semi-final match against Pakistan. Jaiswal also is the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
In the bowling department, Ravi Bishnoi has taken 13 wickets from 5 matches.
Talking about tournament’s dark horse Bangladesh, the team won all their matches except the one abandoned against Pakistan. In their journey to the finals, the Bangla Tigers defeated teams like South Africa and New Zealand.
For Bangladesh, this is their first Under-19 World Cup final. This speaks volumes about the way Bangladesh is improving its cricket talents.
On the Indian front, yesterday, many Indian senior cricket team players with the likes of Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Mayank Agarwal wished lucked to their juniors through a video message.
“Hi, guys all the very best for the big day tomorrow, play the cricket that u guys have been playing and we all will be watching you definitely, sending you best wishes and positivity. All I am gonna say is that just go on there and back yourself and believe in your game, Good luck,” Virat Kohli said in a video on bcci.tv.
“Hey, guys all the best for the finals, you know you have done a great job in the tournament so far leave the best for the last,” Team India head coach Ravi Shastri had said.