The Indian unit led by Yash Dhull will face Australia in the semi-finals of the ongoing U-19 World Cup on Tuesday. The team, which was beaten by Covid-19 during the course of the tournament, produced a magnificent show in the ongoing edition, and ensured resounding victories in the four matches they have played so far.
Prior to her clash against Australia, captain Yash rated the opponent’s bowling attack as “normal”, stating that the focus would be on building partnerships as India lose wickets in rapid succession.
India claimed a five-wicket victory in their quarter-final against defending champions Bangladesh. However, the team lost wickets in quick succession in the 112-run pursuit.
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Asked how the team plans to approach if they find themselves in a similar situation, Yash said in the pre-match press conference: “Australian bowling attack is normal and we are focusing on building partnerships as soon as possible if we lose fast wickets. ”
“Our focus then shifts to building collaborative relationships so we could score more in the death-overs.”
The right hand man also praises the former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman, who is with the team in West Indies.
“Laxman sir shares his experience with us which is very crucial for upcoming games and he has a very important role in our camp.”
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Prior to India’s clash with Ireland, skipper Yash, his replacement SK Rasheed and two others tested positive for Covid-19, after which all four went into isolation. However, the captain said it was not difficult to deal with the situation because Laxman was in constant contact with her.
“It was not difficult, because Mr. VVS Laxman called us to guide us. “It was not difficult and we were focused on the game in Bangladesh,” said the captain.