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BCCI announces India Men’s Emerging Team Asia Cup Squad; Yash Dhull to Lead

The BCCI announced the U-19 World Cup Winning Captain Yash Dhull as the captain for India Men’s Emerging Team Asia Cup Squad on Tuesday.

India Men’s Emerging Team Asia Cup Squad

As the ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 will be played from July 13 to July 23 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, The BCCI had announced the World Cup-winning Captain Yash Dhull as the captain of the junior team in this tournament. Abhishek Sharma will serve as his deputy in the tournament.

Head Coach Sitanshu Kotak will be assisted by Sairaj Bahutule and Munish Bali on tour. India is placed in group B along with Nepal, UAE A, and Pakistan A. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka A, Bangladesh A, Afghanistan A, and Oman A are in the Group A.

The Top two teams in each group will advance to the Semis stage on July 21. The finals of the Asian Cup 2023 will take place on July 23.

Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull(Image: BCCI)

Yash Dhull who has a special talent and a bright future ahead, still has to go through a lot of domestic matches and experiences from overseas, before emerging as international cricket.

To test the team’s potential, ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 will be a super competitive tournament, which can be used for measuring new Youngster ability to work under pressure. After the 2013 inception, four editions have been played, out of which they have only one win that too in the inaugural edition so far.

Notably, Suryakumar Yadav, the no.1 ranked T20I batter, was the captain of the 2013 edition.

Other players on the squad

Prabhsimran Singh, who notched up his maiden T20 hundred in IPL 2023 has been named as wicketkeeper alongside Dhruv Jurel.

Other players like Sai Sudharsan who hit 96 in the IPL 2023 final against Chennai Super Kings were also named along with Riyan Parag. Allrounder Nehal Wadhera, hitting a half-century for Mumbai Indians in his debut season, is named on the squad.

Rajvardhan Hangargekar who made his debut on 21 February 2021 on List A, for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare trophy 2021 was also named in the 2023 India Men’s Emerging Team Asia Cup Squad

In February 2022, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2022 auction. On 31 March 2023, he made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023 season.

Yash Dhull’s performance over the season

With good Credits, Dhull will have to score more runs and maintain consistency to shine on the stage. He was able to manage to stand up in the Delhi team after making his debut in 2022.

The right-handed batter, being suggested for the captaincy in no time for his state, has an average of 49.78, 38.20, and 47.37 in first-class, List-A, and T20, respectively, with a decent strike rate.

His first experience against international-level bowling did not give hand as he expected. After being tied up in by the Delhi Capitals (DC) for his base price of INR 50 lakhs, Dhull had to be placed on the bench for his entire first season. He got an opportunity in the 2023 edition as DC struggled with the absence of Rishabh Pant and poor form by the rest of the batters.

Dhull only scored 16 runs in four matches with a strike rate of 69.57, before being dropped from the playing XI. The Asian Cup 2023 will give him the necessary platform which will be an excellent opportunity to register his name onto the selectors’ minds for future games.

Indian Squad for Emerging Asia Cup

Yash Dhull (capt), Abhishek Sharma (vice-capt), Sai Sudharsan, Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Akash Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

Other players like Haresh Dubey, Nehal Wadhera, Snell Patel, and Mohit Redkar are on the standby list.

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