COVID-hit India will probably be bolstered by the return of key gamers when the report four-time champion meets holder Bangladesh within the third quarterfinal of the U-19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday.
Many of the half a dozen India gamers, who have been affected by the dreaded virus, have recovered and are set to characteristic within the essential conflict.
Six gamers, together with skipper Yash Dhull, had gone into isolation forward of India’s second league fixture in opposition to Eire, dealing a giant blow to the report 4 time champions.
5 of them examined constructive within the RTPCR checks and in addition ended up lacking the final league recreation in opposition to Uganda.
Nevertheless, the depth within the squad ensured India received each these video games comfortably and certified for the quarterfinals as group toppers.
Nishant Sindhu led the facet in Dhull’s absence as India struggled to subject 11 match gamers on the park within the recreation in opposition to Eire.
“Many of the gamers have recovered and must be match sufficient to play tomorrow,” a BCCI official advised PTI.
Skipper Dhull, his deputy Shaik Rasheed, Sidharth Yadav, Aaradhya Yadav and Manav Parakh had returned constructive RTPCR checks earlier than the Eire recreation.
Each Dhull and Rasheed are vital batters for the workforce and had seemed in good contact in opposition to South Africa of their match opener.
Opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi and all-rounder Raj Bawa’s confidence have to be sky excessive after they scored match successful tons in opposition to Uganda.
Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal has been India’s stand out bowler within the match with seven wickets.
One other left-arm spinner Sindhu has been tidy with the ball, taking 4 wickets at an economic system price of two.76 runs per over.
The Bangladesh batters may also not have a straightforward time negotiating the additional tempo of Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
The sport will probably be a rematch of the earlier version’s remaining in 2020 when Bangladesh had shocked the favorite to win its maiden title. Present Bangladesh skipper Rakibul Hasan was a part of that memorable remaining.
Within the lately held Asia Cup semifinal within the UAE, India had outplayed Bangladesh and gone on to win the title.
Bangladesh’s entry into the knockouts right here was not as easy as India’s. England outplayed it within the first recreation earlier than it certified with wins over Canada and UAE.
Squads: India: Yash Dhull (c), Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Siddarth Yadav, Aneeshwar Gautam, Manav Parakh, Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Garv Sangwan, Dinesh Bana, Aaradhya Yadav, Raj Bawa, Vasu Vats, Ravi Kumar.
Bangladesh: Rakibul Hasan (c), Abdullah Al Mamun, Ariful Islam, Md Fahim, Mahfijul Islam, Ripon Mondol, Naimur Rohman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Aich Mollah, Ashiqur Zaman, Iftakher Hossain Ifti, SM Meherob, Musfik Hasan, Tahjibul Islam. Match begins 6.30 IST.