The India U-19 aspect is leaving nothing to probability forward of subsequent month’s ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa.
The staff is departing nearly a full month upfront, and can first play a three-match one-day collection towards the host earlier than participating in a quadrangular event additionally that includes New Zealand and Zimbabwe. India’s colts arrived within the metropolis right here eight days in the past, and have mixed coaching on the Nationwide Cricket Academy and the KSCA’s Alur facility with a brief team-bonding journey to the jungle in Nagarhole.
“It’s good that we are getting at least ten games prior to the World Cup,” mentioned head coach Paras Mhambrey on the staff’s pre-departure press convention on the NCA right here on Sunday. “They give us an opportunity to experiment and also arrive at the right combination. This is a very balanced side, with seaming all-rounders, spinning all-rounders, quality fast bowlers and batsmen as well. We have got the right balance going into the tournament.”
Through the nets periods in Alur, the staff educated on bowler-friendly pitches to recreate South African circumstances. That had helped, felt Mhambrey, as had the little tour to the forests. “That bonding camp was like an ice-breaker,” he mentioned.
Priyam Garg, India’s captain, is already a reasonably skilled cricketer, having performed 12 First Class video games wherein he averages over 66. However main a nation that’s used to dominating at U-19 degree, having gained the World Cup 4 occasions already, might be an entire totally different problem.
“There is no pressure on us,” mentioned Garg. “I see it more like a good opportunity to lead my country in such a big tournament. We have played many tournaments together. So that’s an advantage. At the World Cup, I will work on taking the team all the way to the finish.”
Planning and course of
Had he spoken to Virat Kohli or Prithvi Shaw, two former India U-19 captains, Garg was requested. “I haven’t spoken to Virat sir but I have spoken to Prithvi Shaw on their planning and their process when they played the World Cup,” the Uttar Pradesh batsman mentioned.
“He told me that team-bonding matters a lot and it’s important to know the strengths of your players. He spoke of how to keep the team together and get the best out of each player.”
Mhambrey was a part of the teaching employees when India gained the earlier version of the World Cup, in 2018. The method, he said, was what mattered. “You can’t judge a tournament just by [the result],” he mentioned.
“Yes, it is good to win, but you have to look at the larger picture, the development of the player. This is a stepping stone, one of the tournaments the player will play going ahead in his career. There is First Class cricket after that, then comes representing India at the highest level. In that process, this is a step forward.”