Arjun Tendulkar finds a spot in the Mumbai U19 squad
This tournament is expected to be a vital one for Arjun.
Updated - Oct 2, 2018 11:55 am
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar was named in the Mumbai U19 squad for the upcoming Vinoo Mankad Trophy. He will be playing under the leadership of Vedant Murkar in the tournament. The team will begin its campaign against Gujarat on October 6, 2018.
The bowling all-rounder has earlier made headlines when he was picked in the junior national team for the U19 Tests against Sri Lanka. However, the 19-year-old didn’t have the best of times back then. In that series, Arjun Tendulkar only picked three wickets in four innings which isn’t really satisfactory.
Thereafter, he was not included in the one-day series as he will be ineligible to play the U19 World Cup in 2020. For the same reason, the left-arm quick didn’t find a place in the ongoing U19 Asia Cup. However, the Vinoo Mankad Trophy now provides the youngster with an excellent opportunity.
Testing times ahead for Arjun Tendulkar
The upcoming tournament is expected to be very crucial for Arjun. A good performance there could earn him a spot in the senior team for this season itself. Earlier, he wasn’t named in Mumbai’s senior squad for the off-season camp. The state association went on to add seven more names but Arjun missed the cut. Although there would be immense pressure on him, Arjun should look forward to it just like any other tournament and should focus on putting his best foot forward.
After the opening game against Gujarat, Mumbai will play Bengal in the second encounter. This will be followed by games against Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Maharastra, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. Overall, eight games will be played during the league stages.
Vedant Murkar (Captain & W.K.), Suved Parkar (Vice Captain), Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Divyaansh Saxena, Sagar Chhabria, Akshat Jain, Arsalan Shaikh, Hashir Dafedar, Vaibhav Kalamkar, Atharva Ankolekar, Aakash Sharma, Arjun Tendulkar, Uzair Khan, Atharva Poojari, Aryan Badhe.