U19 World Cup 2022: Team combination has been very good and the boys are gelling well, says Yash Dhull

U19 World Cup 2022: Team combination has been very good and the boys are gelling well, says Indian skipper Yash Dhull

Dhull's comments came after his side beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the quarter-final game.

Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull. (Photo by Ashley Allen-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

India U19 skipper Yash Dhull has said that the team combination is good and the boys are gelling well. Dhull’s comments came after his side beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the quarter-final game on January 29. The Boys in Blue won the toss and asked the 2020 winners to bat first. The defending champions never got going as they got bundled out for 111. Only three of their batters could cross the double-digit mark such as Aich Mollah (17), SM Meherob (30), and Ashiqur Zaman (16)

For India, Ravi Kumar and Vicky Ostwal took three and two wickets respectively while Rajvardhan Hangarekar, Kaushal Tambe, and Angkrish Raghuvanshi took one each. In reply, the Yash Dhull-led side chased down the target with ease. Although Ripon Mondo took four wickets for 31 runs in his nine-over spell. Raghuvanshi was the highest scorer with 44 runs.

After the game, the Delhi-born cricketer said that whenever someone is down in the team, everybody cheer that particular person up. “Our team combination has been very good and the boys are gelling well. Whenever someone is down, we all get together to bring them up. It is a lifetime experience here,” Dhull said in the post-match presentation.

The team is improving day by day: Yash Dhull

The right-hander has added that the team is improving day by day. He also said that India’s batting legend and NCA head VVS Laxman’s experience helps the players in the middle. “The team is improving day by day. Laxman sir is giving his experience, gives us a lot of help in the middle. We will look at the semis on the day of the match depending on how the wicket is,” Dhull said.

Meanwhile, Player of the Match, pacer Ravi Kumar has explained the plan the team had made against the Men In Green. “The plan was simple — to bowl tight lines and create pressure. Preparation was nice during the last few days. We spent a lot of time together and prepared well. It’s been a good experience so far and we hope we can go all the way,” Ravi said. The four-time winners will face Australia in the semifinals on February 2.