Arjun Tendulkar has been named in the India Under-19 squad for their two four-day games against Sri Lanka. With Rahul Dravid busy with India A commitment in England, WV Raman has been named coach.
Tendulkar, a left-arm seamer, was a success in Mumbai’s Under-19 squad last year as he picked up 18 wickets in the Cooch Behar Trophy. Tendulkar, however, does not find place in the team for the five one-day matches, which will be led by Uttar Pradesh’s Aryan Juyal. India will play their matches from July 11 to August 11.
The four-day team will be led by Delhi’s wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat, who has already played three Ranji Trophy matches. He was also a part of the India Under-19 squad that took part in the Asia Cup in Malaysia last year.
Devdutt Padikkal, the Karnataka player who has been consistent in age-group reward, has also been rewarded with a place in both the squads. Apart from Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera is the other player to have been named only in the four-day team. Similarly. Ajay Devgaud and Y Jaiswal are in the 50-over team but don’t find place in the red-ball squad.
Four-day games: Anuj Rawat (capt, wk), Atharva Taide, Devdutt Padikkal, Aryan Juyal (wk), Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, YD Mangwani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Akash Pande, Mohit Jangra, Pawan Shah.
One-dayers: Aryan Juyal (capt, wk), Anuj Rawat, Devdutt Padikkal, Atharva Taide, Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Ajay Devgaud, Y Jaiswal, Mohit Jangra, Akash Pande, Pawan Shah.