U19 Team India Head Coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar says key is to stay focussed during U19 World Cup 2022 in West Indies – Latest Cricket News


The head coach of the Indian U-19 team, Hrishikesh Kanitkar has revealed what will be the team’s first target during the World Cup. Head coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar has said that his team will set small targets and work on them during the Under-19 World Cup 2022. India has had a rich legacy in the Under-19 World Cup and Kanitkar will look to continue that.

U19 World Cup 2021 is starting from today i.e. Friday 14 January in West Indies. India will start their campaign with a match against South Africa on Saturday. Speaking to the media ahead of the tournament, Kanitkar said, “India have consistently performed well in this tournament, giving the team a great legacy. It doesn’t help in the new tournament, but we have been champions four times. It’s a new team, so you have to start from scratch.

He added, “We don’t want to look too far ahead of things like IPL auction and Ranji Trophy. However, for now, we just need to focus on what we can do in this tournament. We, as a coaching unit I am trying to make sure what I can do in this short period.” When asked about playing in difficult conditions of a bio-secure environment (Bio-bubble), the former India cricketer said that it is better to get used to it than to complain.

The head coach of the U-19 team also said about the bio-bubble, “Yes, it is a challenge. We need to realize that this is the ideal situation now. It is better to get used to it. It is a reality now, bio. – Living in the bubble, learning from it, even after this World Cup, when they need to be in the bubble, they will be ready for it.” With the victory in the Under-19 Asia Cup, the Indian team has entered the Under-19 World Cup.

The head coach said that the victory in the Asia Cup will benefit the team, as the team got an opportunity to play together in the Asia Cup. “It’s important because we haven’t played together as a team before. He was important to us in terms of team building and match practice. It’s helped a lot,” he said about it.


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