Hrishikesh Kanitkar Opens Up Ahead Of India’s U19 World Cup 2022 Campaign

Hrishikesh Kanyekar says his team will be setting short goals when they compete in the U19 World Cup, where former Indian teams have created a rich legacy. The FIFA U19 World Cup kicks off in the West Indies on Friday, and India will kick off their campaign with a match against South Africa on Saturday.

The 2022 FIFA U-19 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to kick off on January 14, 2022. The venue for the tournament is the West Indies. A total of 16 teams are part of it. These 16 teams are divided into 4 groups of 4 teams each. There will be 48 ODI matches during the 2022 FIFA U-19 World Cup, with several matches scheduled to be played each day. There are 4 groups in the 2022 FIFA U-19 World Cup – A, B, C and D.

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Bangladesh, Canada, England and the United Arab Emirates are part of Group A. India, Ireland, South Africa, and Uganda are part of Group B. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Zimbabwe are part of Group C. Australia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are part of Group D.

“There is a huge legacy since India performed so well in this tournament. It doesn’t help that we have won four times. There is a new team, so you have to start over,” Hrishikesh Kanyekar said during an online media interaction ahead of the landmark event.

“We don’t want to look too far ahead at things like the IPL auction and the Ranji Cup. What we have to do is just focus on what we can do in this tournament. We, as a coaching unit, keep them focused on what they can do,” Hrishikesh Kanyekar added. Short term”.

Hrishikesh Kanyekar, who represented India in two Tests and 34 ODI points in his three-year international career, will always be remembered for his match-winning limit against Saqlan Mushtaq in the team’s unforgettable victory over Pakistan in Dhaka in January 1998. India then required three rounds to win from Two balls, in a dull light as the four winners enabled them to score an unforgettable victory over their arch-rivals in Dhaka, chasing a 300-plus goal.

Asked about playing under difficult conditions where players are forced to stay in vital bubbles, the former Indian cricketer said it was better to get used to it.

“Yeah…it’s a challenge. What we need to realize is that that’s the norm now. You better get used to it. That’s the reality now, stay in the bubble, the boys will be able to learn from this, after this World Cup as well, when they need to Stay in the bubbles, they will be ready for it,” Hrishikesh Kanekar said.

Hrishikesh Kanyekar is remembered for his heroic performance in the Independence Cup final against Pakistan in 1998 © Getty Images Hrishikesh Kanyekar is remembered for his heroic performance in the Independence Cup final against Pakistan in 1998 © Twitter (Amit Verma)
Hrishikesh Kanitkar is remembered for his heroic performance in the Independence Cup final against Pakistan in 1998 © Getty Images

The Indians are heading to the U19 World Cup with a win in the U19 Asian Cup and the coach said that was very beneficial as the team played together.

“It is important because we did not play together as a team. For us, it was important in terms of building the team and getting matches under our belt. It was a huge help,” Hrishikesh Kanyekar said of winning the AFC U19 Cup.

The coach emphasized that the team had good fast bowlers in all respects with Rajvardhan Hangarghikar from Maharashtra developing well.

“It bodes well for the future. The talent is there… It’s about taking care of them and treating them well. Rajvardhan is a really exciting opportunity and bowls at a fair clip.” He has a good Yorker and goalkeeper and is not a bad hitter. You will find it in the tournament. He is keen to do well for the team. “These are good signs,” he said.

New Zealand has decided to withdraw from the tournament due to “comprehensive mandatory quarantine restrictions for minors upon their return home”, due to Covid-19. Bangladesh beat India to win the U19 World Cup 2020. This was their first World Cup victory at any level.

India, they have won the title four times – in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018 – with a win percentage of 76.83. Australia won the tournament three times, in 1998, 2002 and 2010, while Pakistan won the title twice, in 2004 and 2006. They won the tournament once each.

Hrishikesh Kanekar thinks Yash Dil can do justice to the captain’s job

Asked what went for Yash Doll that he was awarded the captaincy, Hrishikesh Kanitkar said he is respected by the players which is important.

“The main feature is respect for the players. I think that’s what he has, respect for the team. He is able to answer difficult calls. Every time, especially while playing on the field, he can’t be told to do things, he needs to make his decisions. It is up to her. “I think his instincts are well-tuned and I think he can do the job justice,” Hrishikesh Kanyekar added.

Yash Dhul Image source: Google
Yash Dhul Image source: Google

Indian Under-19 captain Yash Dhull, looking forward to Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, felt it was important to take each match at a time.

“The morale in the team was good. It is important that you take it every game and know how to improve game after game. We will keep our intention and take it as it is,” he said.

On interactions, the team conducted with legendary VVS Laxman, who now heads the NCA and India’s white ball captain Rohit Sharma, said Dhull, “They have told us about their experiences and it will definitely help us in the upcoming tournament.”

The captain of the Indian U19 team said the stadiums are there West Indies They were on the slower side.

India: Yash Dal (c), Harnor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, SK Rashid (vc), Nishant Sindhu, Siddharth Yadav, Anishwar Gautam, Dinesh Bana, Aradia Yadav, Raj Angad Bawa, Manav Parakh, Kaushal Tambi, RS Hangargikar, Vasu Austwal Ravikumar, Garv Sangwan.

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