ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024: Despite a stellar performance in the 2024 Under-19 World Cup, Team India missed out on winning the title. The Indian team had to face defeat against Australia by 79 runs in the final. Even though Team India could not win the title, head coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar is confident that some players of his team will play for the senior Indian team.
Five-time champions India suffered a 79-run defeat to Australia in the Under-19 World Cup final on Sunday, but some players like captain Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan, Soumya Pandey and Sachin Dhaas have shown their form with their strong performances throughout the tournament. Impressed everyone.
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. They have shown maturity in difficult situations which is a good sign for Indian cricket.” Is.”
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 too who will play in the Indian team, but there is a lot of tough time for this also. There is competition.”
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. “It's a great journey for the players, their performances are in the spotlight and their performances matter because all eyes are on them. They get used to these conditions. They know what is expected of them,” he said. And they should be ready when they play at the top level.”