With inputs from Wasim Jaffer, young Yashasvi Jaiswal turns a corner in Bangladesh

Indian Express – Written by
Devendra Pandey
| Updated: October 8, 2018 1:05:15 The victorious India U-19 squad after clinching the Asia Cup trophy on Sunday.


  • (Source: BCCI)Barely a week before his trip to Bangladesh for the U-19 Asia Cup, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal had an issue that was bothering him.
  • In hindsight, this helped Jaiswal to a great degree, because throughout the U-19 tournament, he displayed a great degree of composure and never stepped out, barring in the final against Sri Lanka, when he did so after he was well set and had got the measure of the opposition’s bowling.
  • On a heady Sunday night, as India’s colts clinched the Asia Cup by overwhelming the Sri Lankans by 144 runs, it was Jaiswal’s measured 113-ball 85 at the top of the order that set the tone for the team’s historic victory march.
  • The Asia Cup performance was backed by scores of 35, 103 and 17 in the U-19 quadrangular tournament, which featured Nepal, Afghanistan, along with India A and India B.
  • I just did that during this Asia Cup, I never stepped out except in final,” Jaiswal told The Indian Express from Bangladesh post India’s win.

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