“VVS Laxman’s Experience Helps Us a Lot,” Says India U19 Captain Yash Dhull - Latest Global News

“VVS Laxman’s Experience Helps Us a Lot,” Says India U19 Captain Yash Dhull

India U19 team captain Yash Dhull thanked VVS Laxman for helping the team with his valuable experience.

The Indian Colts defeated Bangladesh Under-19 team by five wickets in the Super League quarter-finals in Antigua on Saturday.

India ended Bangladesh’s hopes of retaining the Under-19 title when they were bowled out for 111 in the first innings.

VVS Laxman, who brings his experience, helps us in the middle: Yash Dhull

Indian captain Yash Dhull said the team’s combination was good and all the players were helping each other in this difficult phase. Dhull also mentioned the contribution of Laxman (NCA chief) in boosting the morale of the team.

VVS Laxman. Photo credit: Twitter

Our team composition was very good and the boys harmonize well. Whenever someone is having a hard time, we all come together to get them back on their feet. It’s an experience of a lifetime. The team is improving day by day. Mr. Laxman sharing his experience helps us a lot in the middle. “We will watch the semi-final on match day depending on how the wicket is,” Dhull said after sealing the win against Bangladesh.

It’s been a good experience so far: Ravi Kumar

Left-arm pacer Ravi Kumar picked three wickets to destabilize Bangladesh’s batting order early in the innings. Kumar brushed off Bangladesh opener Mahfijul Islam with a full inswinger in his first over.

Indian U19 team

Ravi Kumar celebrates his wicket with India U19 teammates. Photo credit: BCCI

He sent back fellow openers Iftakher Hossain and PN Nabil in his opening spell as Bangladesh were reduced to 16 for 3 at the end of eight overs.

Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal picked a couple of wickets while Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Kaushal Tambe and Angkrish Raghuvanshi contributed a wicket each.

Ravi Kumar was adjudged the player of the match for his excellent performance of 3/14 from seven overs. Kumar said his job was to throw precise lines and build pressure on the opponent.

The plan was simple: bowl tight lines and create pressure. The preparation in the last few days was good. We spent a lot of time together and prepared well. It has been a good experience so far and we hope we can do it,” said Ravi Kumar.

Although India lost opener Harnoor Singh for a duck, Raghuvanshi managed 44 from 65 balls and Dhull remained unbeaten on 20 as they chased the meager score in 30.5 overs.

The Indian U19 team will play against the Australia U19 team in the Super League Semi-Final 2.

also read: ICC U19 World Cup: ICC approves Aaradhya Yadav as replacement for Vasu Vats for India U19 team

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