Deccan Herald – Optimism mingled with an eagerness to know what lies ahead as India’s potential future stars geared up to lock horns with Australia in their big-ticket campaign opener of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Sunday.

Summary

  • Optimism mingled with an eagerness to know what lies ahead as India’s potential future stars geared up to lock horns with Australia in their big-ticket campaign opener of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Sunday.
  • Coached by the distinguished Rahul Dravid, there is no dearth of talent in the squad, and the former India captain’s sprightly boys would have got acclimatised to the conditions by now having arrived many days prior to the start of the tournament.
  • While Dravid, who has been at the helm of U-19 and India A squad for some time, may not like to focus on individuals, it is very difficult to not see the likes of skipper Prithvi Shaw as a vital cog in the team’s batting wheel.
  • We believe we’ve got a very good squad together and the opportunities for us to play well as a team are there.
  • Like his counterpart from India, Australia captain Jason Sangha has also made a mark in the domestic scene and adding to the tournament flavor will be the son of Steve Waugh, Austin.


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