Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar, has been selected in the India U19 Team.
BCCI announced the squads for the U19 series against Sri Lanka in July. Arjun Tendulkar has been selected to play in the two four-day games. This is the first big step for the star youngster.
India U19 will be playing a total of 7 games against Sri Lanka U19. The format will be two four-day games and five one-day games. The four-day side will be led by Anuj Rawat and the limited overs side will be led by Aryan Juyal.
The squads are as follows:
Squad for the two four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (WK), Atharva Taide, Devdutt Padikkal, Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK), Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Akash Pande, Mohit Jangra, Pawan Shah.
Squad for one-days: Aryan Juyal (C) (WK), Anuj Rawat (WK), 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.
Arjun was selected in the side following his performance in the Cooch Behar Trophy. In the tournament, he took 18 wickets for the Mumbai U19 side. Arjun has been seen bowling in the nets to international sides like India and England.
This will be the first big stage for Arjun where all the eyes will be on him. If he performs well and is selected for higher levels, he will be under a lot of pressure to perform carrying the name ‘Tendulkar’. We wish Arjun and the India U19 team well before their series against Sri Lanka U19.