ARJUN TENDULKAR STRIKES FOR INDIA U-19s
Arjun Tendulkar took a wicket for India Under-19s against Sri Lanka at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo in the first Youth Test. This is the first match for a representative Indian side for Arjun, son of Sachin Tendulkar.
Wicketkeeper-captain Anuj Rawat got Tendulkar Jr. to bowl the first over. Akash Pande was at the other end after Nipun Dananjaya opted to bat.
Tendulkar bowled the last ball of his second over (third over of the match), trapping Kamil Mishara — a First-Class cricketer, leg-before with one that hit the inside of the pad. Mishara had gone off to a fresh beginning: his 11-ball 9 runs included 2 fours.
Mishara had made his First-Class debut at the age of 15, for Panadura Sports Club against Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club.
SRI LANKA UNDER-19 ARE PLAYING WELL
Mishara had contributed 20 runs in 3 overs with wicketkeeper Madushka Fernando. The wicket did not slow the pace at which Sri Lanka Under-19s are batting, with Dananjaya joining Fernando.
The India Under-19s tour consists of 2 Youth Tests and 5 Youth ODIs. But Tendulkar will feature in only the Youth Tests.
Sri Lanka Under-19s
34 for 1 (Kamil Mishara 9, Nishan Madushka 18*, Nipun Dananjaya 7*; Arjun Tendulkar 1 for 13) vs India Under-19s.
The under-19 team in Sri Lanka will be trained by former India opener WV Raman.
Squad for the two four-day games:
Anuj Rawat (C) (WK) (DDCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK) (UPCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Arjun Tendulkar (MCA), Nehal Wadhera (PCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA).
Squad for one-days:
Aryan Juyal (C) (WK) (UPCA), Anuj Rawat (WK) (DDCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Ajay Devgaud (HYD), Y. Jaiswal (MCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA).